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ALL ABOUT THE NEW ITALIAN PROGRESSIVE RELEASES!
AA.VV.: The best of ... 2 Days Prog + 1. In two lengthy DVDs you will find here all the best of three days of music from the magical Prog Festival of Veruno in September 2011. From new Italian groups such as Alex Carpani Band and Tempio delle Clessidre to those who have been part of the Italian historical prog tradition like Arti e Mestieri, with special guests David Cross and former King Crimson saxophonist Mel Collins; then the New Goblin and the revived Maxophone. And finally international bands here represented by Agents of Mercy with the great Roine Stolt and the awesome German band RPWL.
Alphataurus: AttosecondO. AMS 212. 28/09/12. Following the release of the recent "Live in Bloom", here is a new album with five long tracks, complex and intense, a prog-hard rock that reads back the never forgotten '70s feelings and sounds with a modern awareness and production. The front artwork is again made by Adriano Marangoni, the same artist who, almost 40 yeas ago, painted the marvellous debut album cover. CD papersleeve/mini-LP edition.
Altrock Chamber Quartet: Sonata Islands goes RIO. AltRock Productions (ALT 028 CD). June 2012. Bound to become a milestone in the story of Rock in Opposition, this CD documents the evolution and different voices of the movement: Frith, Zorzanello, Popoli, Giuntoli, Univers Zéro, Yugen. The quartet (flute, clarinet, cello and violin) guided by Emilio Galante is amazingly tight and brilliant, and shows endless sound resources.
Arena Di Tollo Marras: ADM. Mellow Records MMP 526. 13/07/12. This CD comes from the desire to merge the artistic careers of Adrian Arena, Maurizio di Tollo (Maschera di Cera, Finisterre, etc.) and Christian Marras, musicians from different musical backgrounds but linked by the same kind of approach and by the same curiosity that pushed them to accept with enthusiasm the challenge of combining different ingredients, turning them into a unique and personal project.
The album consists of 7 tracks, seven different musical colours that range from the roughness of "Kindness" to the delicacy of "Ballad For", passing through the Mediterranean characteristics of "Iguana" and the atmosphere of "Blues for Dave. "
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso: 40 Anni. Sony Music (87254 39262). Street date: 26/06/12. The Roman band is 40 years old! To celebrate this anniversary, here is a 2CD formatted as a luxurious audiobook (60 pages with original photos and historical interviews with members of the group telling anecdotes about the historical period. Unfortunately for foreign fans, the texts are only printed in Italian!). Disc 1 contains a remastered version of the first album (it unfortunately seems that they took it up from a vinyl source!), better known as "The piggy bank", while CD 2 is the real treasure, with three unreleased studio tracks, kept in a vault for 40 years and recorded in 2012 + three live tracks recorded in Rome on April 28th 2012. The line up for the new studio tracks is combo-sized, Vittorio playing only piano, but showing how good he masters colours, having with him a few players on acoustic guitar, cello, contralto saxophone and Akai EWI. This anniversary edition is also available on a luxurious 2LP box with a huge-sized booklet (one of the 2012 live tracks - la Traccia - has been omitted for place reason).
Court: Twenty Flying Kings. Ma.Ra.Cash Records (MRC 027). June 2012. After yet another change in the line up since their previous album from 2007, a new bass player - Jacopo Favrin - and singer - Marco Pedrini - make their entrance for a conceptual album made of seven tracks, two of them clocking above 15 minutes (exactly 17:17 and 21:42). Epics, retro-prog, heavy edge, long guitar solos, medieval incursions, odd times, remakes of two tunes from their first album, will bring you to a classic prog trip!
Crystal Phoenix: S/T. Black Widows (BWR 001). May 2012. The mythical number one! The Black Widow history began in 1992 with this first release between folk, progressive and epic-metal, a real gem of the italian scene which is again presented with the original artwork and 4 bonus tracks (3 demo tapes from 1989 and a 2011 version of "474 anno Domini"). Don't miss it again!!
Daal: Dodecahedron. Agla Records (AGLA CD 04). 01/06/12. Centered around the duo of Alfio Costa (Prowlers, Tilion) on keyboards and Davide Guidoni (Taproban, Aries, Nuova Era) on percussions, this eclectic band comes here with their new album, inspired by 12 gothic short stories written by 12 friends and supporters of the Daal project. And once again there is an all-star supporting cast including Alessandro Papotto (B.M.S.) on wind instruments, Ettore Salati (The Watch) on guitars, Vincenzo Zitello on harp and flute, Bobo Aiolfi (Tilion, Prowlers) on bass and Chiara Alberti and Sylvia Trabucco (from Hostsonaten) on cello and violin respectively. Also, this is pretty much an instrumental concept album divided into twelve chapters and a solid effort worth being checked out!
Egonon: Risveglio (20040CD). 13/07/12. A surprising debut album from a singular ensemble, sort of hybrid between a one-man band and a collective, led by the multi-instrumenstalist Fabio Calò, who wrote both music and words. "Risveglio" is a mix of many different genres, an energic rock basis added with hard&heavy, jazz, acoustic and ethnic passages, with a spiritual and philosophical lyrical content almost entirely sung in Italian. Furthermore the list of guest musicians and instrument played is really long. This album has been announced as the first part of a tetralogy and is currently getting a lot of attention from progsters. So watch out in the future!
Electric Swan: Swirl In Gravity. Black Widow (BWR CD 146-2). 23/04/12. Electric Swan is the solo project of Wicked Minds' guitarist and founding member, Lucio Calegari. After a first album in 2008 and an intende touring activity the following year, bringing them at the Burg Herzberg Festival (Germany) and Crescendo Festival (France), they started the new album with some changes in the line up and Clive Jones (flute and Sax of legendary Black Widow) as guest. The music is still inspired by the many legendary names populating the heavy genre (Led Zep, Sabbath, Purple, etc...)
L’Estate Di San Martino: Talsete di Marsantino. AMS 203 CD or AMS 203-2 CD+DVD. This particular ensemble founded in 1975 in Perugia, Italy, was only able to release a 7" single in 1978 before disappearing. Their *real* start had to wait until 2006, with the release of a live album followed the following year by a studio album. And now, five years later, comes their third album, almost completely instrumental, mainly based on great acoustic guitar arpeggios and electric solos, keyboard soundscapes and beautiful flute and sax inserts. Even if practically avoid of lyrics, the album is a concept that whould be listened while reading the notes in the booklet, telling about Talsete, an imaginary character, an archivist whose aim was to collect and preserve human knowledge and who fronts his greatest *battle*, against the passing of time ad memories. This greatly appreciated comeback sees also the participation of some prominent artists of the progressive rock scene: singers Francesco di Giacomo (Banco del Mutuo Soccorso) and Bernardo Lanzetti (Premiata Forneria Marconi, Mangala Vallis), guitar prog hero Steve Hackett (Genesis). This special edition features a DVD with videos under the audio tracks made by the band.
Alessandro Farinella: Road to Damascus. Ma.Ra.Cash Records (MRC028 CD). 01/06/12. Second album for keyboardist Alessandro Farinella, presenting a rather conceptual and epic album that may bear comparisons with Anthony Phillips or Mike Rutherford (at the time of Smalcreep's Day) or even keyboardist and super knight Rick Wakeman; but the sound is reflecting our time, not the 70's, which at times can lead to an inadequate feeling. Let's note the presence on drums of Roberto Gualdi (PFM)
Fiaba: La Pelle Nella Luna. Jolly Roger. After 7 years, the Sicilian band is back with a new album, between hard-prog and folk-metal. Available on CD (JRR032) and on LP (JRR033), as well as - probably not for long - on white vinyl (JRR033W)
Gatto Marte: Marte Sulla Luna (GM2 CD). June 2012. Marte Sulla Luna, Gatto Marte's ninth album, marks a return to some of the ensemble's original values, being of a stylistic intensity that some might call hard-core. The Gatto Marte sound is enhanced with the return of heavy percussion and the addition of electric guitar and synthesizer. The album serves a variety of moods, from tracks like the impulsive and irrepressibly loud Dagon and Cthulhu, to lyrical gems like Hotel Plaza.
Gruppo 2001: L'Alba di Domani. AMS 198 CD. Sept. 2012. Originally released in 1972 and reissued through the years only in Japan and Corea, the only LP ever recorded by Gruppo 2001 is now available again in a new deluxe edition in the classic papersleeve/mini-LP format. The album tracks are mostly based on acoustic guitar arpeggios and keyboard layers, but they sudden turn progressive when the drums enter and mark the pace to Moog solos and acute vocal harmonies. A balanced mix of soft and heavier moments forge a great debut album, sadly the only one ever released by the band!
Il Bacio Della Medusa: Deus Lo Vult (ITCX81200800). 01/06/12. This is a surprising comeback apparently from scratch, while the band have changed record label and three members from Il Bacio della Medusa have released another album under the name of Ornithos. “deus Lo Vult” is a concept album set during the First Crusade in 1095. The songs often turn towards hard and epic sounds, but there are also the group’s typical jazz insertions, with the addition of musical sections clearly inspired by folk/medieval music, in relevance to the concept themes. An awaited and very welcome return, in the beautiful form of a hardback digibook package!
Lomé: Prigionieri delle Scimmie. L'Eubage (ELE5011R CD). 2nd album by this Italian band, that has been defined as “anti-pop singer-songwriter”. Recorded during live performances from their 2010 tour, it clearly reveals the strength of the band on stage but also presents us their ample collaborative activity with other artists, Carlot-ta, a young singer and pianist recognized as Italian artist revelation of the year 2011, or Sandro Cerino, a versatile Neapolitan multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, who is well-known especially in jazz circles.
Magnolia: La Zona d'Ombra. Lizard (LIZARD CD 0085). Here is a concept album by Roman band Magnolia, reformed after years of absence. The concept is based on the life of a condemned man in Texas, a story told through 14 songs including three instrumentals, using flashbacks, emotions and engaging "images". The sound of Magnolia moves between typical post-prog groups like Anathema, Blackfield, Gazpacho, Porcupine Tree, Gathering and those of a dreamlike prog-rock ensemble (sung in Italian) of immediate and emotional impact. The group is characterized by the excellent, intense voice of Chiara Gironi and by a charming layer of acoustic and electric instruments, piano and guitar, that despites the tough issue of capital penalty, try to create a more melancholic and dreamy athmosphere. The beautiful digipack packaging is enriched by a booklet with very evocative images that help to immerse into this kind of novel in music.
Mangala Vallis: Microsolco. Ma.Ra.Cash Records (MRC 029). Seven years have passed since "Licanthrope", the previous album, a long span of time during which many things have happened such as line-up changes, with the exit from the band of Bernardo Lanzetti and bass player Riccardo Sgavetti. The new front-man is Roberto Tiranti, an extraordinarily gifted singer and bassist with a rich pedigree, among other New Trolls. Microsolco (microgroove) is a conceptual album based on the end of the world's prophecy and the will to return to a more natural lifestyle. Musically speaking, the typical soundscapes and style of Mangala Vallis are all there, but there's room for more "rock" episodes.
New Trolls: S/T. Vinyl Magic VM133. Sept. 2012. The eponymous second album by the renowned Ligurian band is actually a compilation of songs previously released as singles / 45rpm's. Issued in 1970, when the *album* concept hadn't been established yet, it followed the trail of many other similar releases - one amongst all: Le Orme's "L'aurora". The songs are still bound to the band's first beat/psychedelic era, with a particular reference to the vocal harmonies and Hendrix-inspired guitars, the most distinctive elements in the New Trolls' sound. Papersleeve CD / mini-LP replica.
Osanna: Rosso Rock (CDRG2212). Street date: 04/09/12. Here is a live album recorded in Japan at the Auditorium "City Club" Kawasaki on November 6 and 7th, 2011 and performed for the first time live with the new lineup consisting of Lino Vairetti on guitar and lead vocals, Gennaro Barba on drums, Nello D'Anna on bass, Pako Capobianco on electric guitar, Sasa Priore on piano, organ and keyboards, and Irvin Vairetti on mellotron, synths and vocals. The concert, which saw onstage the Strings orchestra from Japan: "Tokyo Vielle Ensemble", was recorded and released strictly live in stereo and published without any changes or editing. But Osanna wanted to give their fans some extra presents and therefore three bonus studio tracks have been added, recorded in studio between April and May 2012 with a string ensemble from Naples; two of them - including the title track, a tribute to singer Peter Hammill - see the light for the first time; furthermore several guests appear on the album!
PFM: Celebration – 1972-2012. Sony Music. 16/10/12. Yes, 40 years have passed since the releasae of the two first albums by one of the greatest Italian prog bands! And their hit tune "Celebration" was the perfect name choice for this anniversary release! "Storia di un Minuto" and "Per un Amico" + a third record full of unreleased and rare live tracks, songs from 1972 played and recorded by the band over the years, make the body of this boxset, with in addition, a 60-page book full of anecdotes, stories and unpublished photos from that period. It will be available in two formats: 3CD + Book or 3LP + Book.
Prog Exhibition: Il Festival della Musica Immaginifica (ARS IMM / 1010). Street date: 05/06/12. After the luxurious giant boxset from the 2010 edition, here's a 2CD of the next one, held in Rome on October 21 and 22th 2011. Following the same idea of having Italian bands paired with international guests, you will therefore meet new exciting combinations: a popular Jethro Tull tribute band with special guest multi-instrumentalist Martin Allcock member of Jethro Tull from 1989 to 1991; Saint Just Again: the Neapolitan band of Jenny Sorrenti that on this occasion, for the first time ever, has a duet with his brother Alan Sorrenti; UT, the new soul of New Trolls (see more below); Gianni Leone having a duet with legendary Canterbury figure Richard Sinclair; Arti e Mestieri with its original guitarist Gigi Venegoni and saxophonist, Crimson alumni Mel Collins; the newly reformed and updated Biglietto per l’inferno.Folk performing with international rock legend Martin Barre, guitarist for Jethro Tull from 1969 on. To end the second evening, the New Goblin playing with another rock legend, guitarist Steve Hackett; and much more ...
Progressive Rock Night: Live in Turin 2010 (PROGDVD880). DVD. June 2012. More than an hour and a half of amazing live act by three Italian bands that are getting to gain their righteous place among the bigger and better known bands. Ainur is a Tolkien inspired prog outfit, with albums based on the writer's work Silmarillion; Euthymia compose rock operas that put together literature, theatre and music. Their sound is eclectic and while winking to traditional Italian progressive rock, takes it further along the way of free and daring composition; Vurtula is surely the least known, moving in heavy prog waters
Runaway Totem: Affreschi e Meditazione. Lizard Records (LIZARDCD0087). October 2012. This is the 10th release of this band and it opens a new chapter in their long saga, a journey within a journey. Or a trip to the physical and spiritual worlds, between real locations on earth and frescoes and paintings that represent them (hence the title: frescoes and meditation). The music, this time less obscure and esoteric but equally full of charm and mystery, investigates the coils of the "Indian ragas", drawing inspiration from them and their deep spirituality. Six pieces, often around ten minutes long, hypnotic and full of rituals, in which the sounds of Cahall de Bethel's electronic guitars weave shimmering and visionary arabesques, woven to the precise and lyrical fretless bass of Joseph "Dauno" Buttiglione and the percussions of Germano "Tiphareth" Morghen. A special mention also goes to the evocative vocals of Raffaello Re-Tuz Regoli, already known for its close similarity with the voice of Demetrio Stratos.
Subtilior: Absence Upon a Ground. AltRock Productions (ALT 027). June 2012. Subtilior’s deus ex machina is Michele Epifani, band leader and keyboard player from Areknamés. He shows here above all his composer side: deeply influenced by classical contemporary music, he finds both an expressive and intricate way to build up an unquiet mood, with rapid changes of sonic scenario. Remarkable arrangements, with electric and acoustic instruments played among other by Fasoli and Cipollone as guests from Yugen). Darkly fascinating!
IT'S A BIG ... BIG ... WORLD!
Space Mirors: In Darkness They Whisper. Transsubstans (TRANS097). 01/08/12. International Space Rock/Metal collective Space Mirrors was founded in 2002 by Russian multi-instrumentalist and producer Alisa Coral. The songs of the new album are inspired by the metaphysical, cosmological and occult concepts developed by H.P. Lovecraft in his stories. The music combines elements from heavy and melodic space rock to epic/prog metal. It has more focus on delivering fine crafted tunes but not forgetting initial space rock fundament. Artwork is once again created by Kevin Sommers. The new line-up includes musicians from Russia, Italy, UK, USA and Denmark, including the legendary Nik Turner (sax, flute) and Alan Davey (bass) of Hawkwind fame, the space/prog rock virtuoso Cyndee Lee Rule (Spaceseed, Osiris the Rebirth) on violin and many other ....
PROG IN THE UNITED KINGDOM!
Autumn Chorus: The Village of the Vale. Fading Records (FAD 007). June 2012. This is one of the most interesting debut album of 2012. Try to imagine a green and pleasant landscape, really old-Brit, or the magnificent sound of a cathedral, and you’ll get the point of this music. Robbie Wilson’s voice is sustained by electric ad vintage sounds – recalling English classical symphonic and Sigur Ros – and orchestral music, as in a dreamy film soundtrack. Somewhere between prog, folk, post-rock. Between past and future.
Peter Banks: Two Sides Of Peter Banks. Lilith Records Dig-A-Log Series (LR344LP). 28/06/12. 180 gram LP + free bonus CD of the album. For this album from 1973, Peter Banks (the original guitarist of Yes), along with guitarist Jan Akkerman (of Focus), with whom Banks co-wrote most of the songs on the album, assembled a star-studded cast of characters that included Phil Collins and Steve Hackett (of Genesis), and John Wetton (of King Crimson). Given the talents found here, it is no wonder that band manages to conjure up some real down and dirty prog!
Black Widow: See's The Light Of The Day. Black Widow (BWR CD 145-2). 30/04/12. This 2CD gathers the 1969 "demo" version of the album Sacrifice (already released by Black Widow Records under the title "Return to the Sabbat"), rare and unreleased tracks like the acoustic demo version of "Mary Clark" or "Daddy Babe", a long psychedelic track in Affinity style with Kay Garrett on vocals, and finally the first time release of a live concert at Teatro Lirico, Milan, Italy - May 10th, 1971. Also available in a 2LP + 10" edition!
Keith Emerson / Terje Mikkelsen / Marc Bonilla: Three Fates Project (in Symphony). The collaboration with Norwegian director Terje Mikkelsen is a dream come true! Finally, works like Tarkus, "Abbadon's Bolero" or "Endless Enigma Suite" can be heard in a version for band and full orchestra. With Keith Emerson as soloist on Moog or piano!
Robert Fripp, Andrew Keeling, David Singleton: The Wine Of Silence - Orchestral Soundscapes (DGM1102). 2012. The Wine of Silence is the first album to feature orchestral arrangements of the guitarist's solo Soundscapes work. In 2003, UK based composer Andrew Keeling completed work on a series of detailed orchestral arrangements of pieces taken from Fripp's solo performances which had been painstakingly transcribed by Bert Lams (California Guitar Trio). Receiving their live premiere in The Netherlands by the Metropole Orkest under the baton of Jan Stulen in 2003, the results evoke the works of Arvo Pärt, Gorecki, Tavener and others in the "holy minimalist" school of composition. For this album, the tapes of the original Metropole Orkest performance have been subsequently treated by David Singleton - co-producer of all of Fripp's Soundscapes recordings to date - and The Wine Of Silence forms a sublime and often moving collection of contemporary orchestral music.
Hawkwind: Warrior On The Edge Of Time. Media Arte Records (MI-0039). 2012. Original Shield style gimmick cover Mini-LP papersleeve; limited edition (200 copies). This is Hawkwind's fifth studio album. It reached Nº 13 on the UK album charts and was their third and last album to make the US Billboard chart, where it peaked at N° 150. Many of the lyrics are by Michael Moorcock and the album is loosely based on the concept of Moorcock's Eternal Champion. Media Arte is a label from South Korea, evolved from M2U
Kompendium: Beneath the Waves. 7Stones Records. Street date: 22/10/12. A limited Edition CD and Dvd in a 7 Gatefold sleeve with a 20 page booklet. The Dvd contains a complete hi res 5.1 surround mix and promo video content. Here is a remarkable new concept album in the tradition of War of the Worlds, Dark Side of the Moon and Tubular Bells, featuring a myriad of talents: Steve Hackett (Genesis), Francis Dunnery, Steve Balsamo (Jesus Christ Superstar), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), Nick Beggs, Mel Collins (King Crimson), Nick Barrett, John Mitchell, Neil Taylor, Jakko Jackzyk, Troy Donockley, Rob Reed, The English Chamber Choir, The London Session Orchestra conducted by Dave Stewart (National Health) and many more ...
Porcupine Tree: Octane Twisted. KScope Records. Street date: 19/11/12. This live double CD release features the album "The Incident" in its entirety, recorded in Chicago on April 30th 2010. The second CD (tracks 5-7) contains highlights from the band's landmark show at Royal Albert Hall, recorded on October 14th 2010.
Squackett: A Life Within A Day. Esoteric Antenna (EANTCD 002). Street date: 04/06/12. Deluxe limited hardback 2 disc edition with both stereo & 5.1 surround sound mix. This is the new studio album by Squackett – the collaborative project by Yes founder & bass guitarist Chris Squire & former Genesis guitarist & solo artist Steve Hackett. Over four years in the making, this eclectic album will probably be loved by some and hated by other, as prog elements live side by side with parts that have vocal harmonies à la Crosby, Stills and Nash (both Chris and Steve have for years been fond of vocal stuff) or other closer to jazzy bits. Also available as normal CD or LP editions
Van der Graaf Generator: Live at Metropolis Studios 2010. Sound Vision 2CD+DVD. A unique and explosive live set by one of the most revered and divisive UK rock groups of all time, captured in an intimate atmosphere, playing mostly material spreading from 2005 to "A Grounding in Numbers". The DVD also adds interviews with Hammill, Banton & Evans. The DTS sound of this concert + picture in high definition will certainly increase your enjoyment.
Van der Graaf Generator: Alt. Esoteric Antenna EVDGCD1003. Street Date: 25/06/12. Following "A Grounding in Numbers” (2011), here is a new studio project by the legendary VDGG. Says Peter Hammill: "The album is a mixture of improvisations recorded at sound checks and in the studio and more considered sonic creations which often verge on Musique Concrete. The fourteen pieces here offer a fascinating glimpse into an alternative Van der Graaf Generator sound world. Perhaps the closest comparison would be with the second CD of "Present", but even the link with those recordings is tenuous. Even by Van der Graaf Generator standards, this stuff's at the wacky end of the scale!”. This instrumental album is another side of Van Der Graaf Generator, a truly unique listening experience.
OUR LITTLE SCANDINAVIAN CORNER!
Crazy World: Return Of The Clown - Rock Opera. Presence Records. Street date: 25/07/12. This nice project comes out with a nice cartoon inside the booklet and features musicians who played with the likes of Wigwam, Jukka Tolonen Band (keyboardist Esa Kotilainen on Hammond B-3, Moog and Mellotron) and Pekka Pohjola´s band (drummer Ansii Nykänen).
Elefant9 with Reine Fiske: Atlantis. Rune Grammofon (RCD 2134). Street date: 07/09/12. Fourth album by the Norwegian, this time with an extra guest, the guitarist of the trendy Swedish band Dungen! He makes his entrance on the title track, the long intro section almost sounding like it could have come off an early Terje Rypdal album. No coincidence, as Fiske is a big Rypdal fan and Storløkken Rypdal´s keyboard player for well over a decade. But the final thirteen minute tour de force and its heavy funk intro will remind us of another guitar hero and his Band of Gypsys!
Flower Kings: Banks of Eden. Inside Out. Special 2CD digipack edition. CD 2 offers 4 bonus tracks and an interview. Street date: 18/06/12. New album by the Swedish band, slightly harder and with an injection of late 60's psychedelism combined with a more modern art rock expression. Also available as single CD and double LP!
Half Apple: Hands That Held Up The Sky. Presence Records (PRECD032). 2012. Debut album by this young band from Turku, Finland. They incorporate various influences including progressive rock and metal, indie, post-rock and even jazz fusion into their unique sound.
Hidria Spacefolk: Astronautica. Street date: 14/09/12. It has been 5 years since the last Hidria Spacefolk album. The end result is aptly named Astronautica with reference to the Argonauts Odyssey in Greek mythology. The band has played a decent amount of gigs each year and have had a new synthesizer player and an additional musician on marimba, vibrafone and xylosynth for the last 3-4 years. Released on cardboard sleeve CD and LP.
Lars Hollmer: Med Mjölad Hand. Cuneiform (RUNE 340). CD + DVD. May 2012. Compiled by his son, here's the ultimate album by one of the strong spokesmen of RIO prog. The CD presents the last compositions on which he was working short before his sudden death. The DVD brings a 2005 concert; solo, duo with bassoonist Michel Berckmans from Univers Zéro, group with the Canadian from Mirodor and half an hour more of bonuses
Kaipa: Vittjar. InsideOut Music / Century Media. Street date: 24/08/12. This limited digipack edition presents an album that confirms the increased presence of folk music elements, with Fredrik Lindqvist on recorders & whistles and Elin Rubinsztein on violin; this is by the way the same line-up as last time! The album will also be available on double LP + CD
Lalle Larsson’s Weaveworld: Nightscapes. Reingold Records (RRCD-009). Street date: 05/10/12. Here is the third
and final album in the Weaveworld Trilogy, an instrumental suite of three albums with the same concept and the same band. Lalle Larsson on piano and keyboards, Richard Hallebeek & Stefan Rosqvist on guitars, Jonas Reingold on bass and Walle Wahlgren on drums.
Overhead: Of Sun and Moon (PPR CD008). June 2012. With a beautiful 8-fold digipack with a hypnotic art work and a set of 3D glasses for free, the Finns haven't spared much to present their fourth studio album! The music ranges from artrock to progressive rock and metal: powerful bass and a great skill on the keyboards are the instruments that create the musical scenery, while the atmosphere ranges from melancholic to heavy metal!!
Panzerpappa: Astromalist. Rune Grammofon (RLP3135 or RCD2135). Street date: 12/10/12. It's hard to believe that already 12 years have passed since the debut album by this super Norwegian band! Panzerpappa mix the melodic and the complex and can be said to have traces back to the Canterbury tradition; ”Astromalist” is their most ambitious and focused release to date with strong tunes all the way and a very rich sound. Comes highly recommended!
Strandberg Project: Made in Finland. Secret Oy (SCR-1006). 2012. Led by one of Finland's top bass players, Jan-Olof Strandberg, this project features another great bass player, Michael Manring, alongside Finnish musicians. The CD comes with an almost hour-long bonus DVD including live studio recordings with among other Jukka Gustavson and an intensive interview of Jan-Olof and - yes another great bass player! - Paul Jackson. The music has both strong progressive and jazz-fusion elements
FROM OVER THE ATLANTIC!
Balloon Astronomy: S/T. Self produced (2011). Here is a collaboration of long-time friends Jim Ledger (vocals, bass, and guitars) and Glenn Little (keyboards, flutes) with an impressive list of guests including Nick D'Virgilio, Jason Smith, guitarist Mike Keneally and Max Werner (Kayak). A wide variety of influences are on display, among other mid-era Genesis, Jethro Tull.
Franck Dervieux: Dimension "M". ProgQuébec (MPM40). 2012. Finally, one of the Quebec progressive movement's seminal oeuvres is available on CD! This is an album both freaky and learned, classical and funky ... being itself the genesis of the group Contraction . We also find here percussionist Michel Séguin (futur founder of Toubabou) and the album displays affinities with German krautrock band Can and the Japanese psychedelic movement of the 1970's.
District 97: Trouble With Machines. Street date: 17/07/12. This is the 2nd album by the young US outfit, featuring as lead vocalist the beautiful Leslie Hunt. After a stunning debut album, they're back with a second opus presenting quite a few changes; the cello is nearly gone (only appearing on one track), the metal edge gains a stronger presence, resulting maybe in a slightly squarer drumming; it seems the complexity of the tunes is a bit faded, giving place to a more calculated balance between complexity and accessibility; but don't worry, they're not (yet) selling out and there are plenty of gorgeous melodies with acrobatical interval springs, bewitched synth solos, burning guitars and many rhythmic twists; finally, legendary singer John Wetton is appearing on one track with great lyrics, in duo with Leslie. The first 2000 copies will include a free full-length bonus DVD, District 97-Live at Rites of Spring. Don't wait too long!
A new album by US band Echolyn is due to release for June 22nd 2012! The new album with its eponymous title will be a 2-CD set and Tom Hyatt describes it as their “Physical Graffiti". This is by far the most melodic work they’ve done and literally a blend of the last 3 albums put together.
Glass Hammer: Perilous. Sound Resources. Street date: 23/10/12. Babb, Schendel, Shikoh and Davison (now front-man by Yes) return with Perilous, the highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed IF and Cor Cordium releases of 2010 and 2011. Again setting sails towards a gigantic conceptual epic in thirteen parts, the album also offers audiophile mastering by Bob Katz of Digital Domain and a twelve-page full-color insert with artwork by R. T. Adolfo.
Inner Odyssey: Have a Seat. Unicorn Records (UNCR-5082). Odyssey is a five piece band from Quebec City playing modern prog with inluences from band like Porcupine Tree, Riverside and Dream Theater. Their first album will be available worlwide on Unicorn Digital this fall, check them out!
Karcius: The First Day. Unicorn Records (UNCR-5081). June 2012. After four years of hard work, Karcius is proud to present their fourth studio album, The First Day. This new album features a unique style of fusion, emanating from rock, pop, world music, classical, jazz, and ambient grooves.
Luz de Riada: Cuentos & Fabulas. Mexitli Cultura. This new project born in Mexico features Ramsés Luna (former Cabezas de Cera) on flute, sax, voice and EWI, as well as a former member of the band Saena, bass and stick player Hugo Santos; together with drummer Hugo Balderas and the last member to join, guitarist Gustavo Jacob, they form a strong unit whose musical style may be difficult to define and label due to the richness of sounds; in Luz de Riada you will listen to a wonderful mixture of jazz elements, experimental music, avant-garde and progressive rock with a RIO edge (among others) that create an eclectic and very original sound. After a positive feedback from Mexican press and fans, they are already working on a forthcoming DVD, which will feature songs from different performances.
Mahogany Frog: Senna. Moonjune (MJR048). August 2012. Sixth release by the Canadian instrumental outfit! Probably their heaviest and most challenging record to date; rapidly shifting melodic themes, layers of MIDI-controlled sequencers, razor-crisp glitch-beats, waves of blistering guitar feedback, segments of field recordings and tape collages, all this contributing to the building of a mysterious orchestration, exploratory and dramatic, with a cinematic feel to it.
Mystery: The World Is A Game. Unicorn Records (UNCR-5090). Two years after the very successful album "One Among the Living", Mystery is back with their seventh album, a brand new studio line-up featuring Michel St-Père on guitars and Keyboards, Benoit David on vocals (back from touring with Yes), Antoine Fafard from the band Spaced Out on bass and additional acoustic guitars and drummer Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’S Beard, Tears for Fear, Genesis). Street date: 10/08/12
Nexus: Aire. Record Runner (RR-0600). 2012. After a silence of five years - Buenos Aires Free Experience Volume Two being Nexus' latest output in 2007 - the Argentinean band, this time reduced to a quartet and featuring a new bass player, Machy Madco, comes back with a new studio album, keyboardist Lalo Huber now taking charge of vocals too.
Nexus: Magna Fabulis. Record Runner (RR 0660). Street date: 25/08/12. If not enough with a new album, then the Argentinean band also presents another prog-rock album based on works of universal literature, four long suites compiled exclusively for this release; from the classic "Odyssey" by Homer to Dante's Divine Comedy, those suites previously appeared separately on the mammuth boxsets worked out by Musea and the Finnish magazine Colossus; they are gathered now in this Nexus compilation.
SROD: Nature. Unicorn Records (UNCR-5083). Street date: July 2012. SROD is a musical project fronted by guitarist Santiago Rodriguez from Venezuela (an ESP endorsing artist). It joins the line of great guitar albums released by Unicorn such as Daryl Stuermer, Heon, Flood, Junk Farm and many more.
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XII Alfonso: Charles Darwin. Street date: 16/03/12. For quite some time, the French band has been composing, arranging, recording and mixing their new album, a triple CD dedicated to the life and work of Charles Darwin. These three CDs relate, in a chronological order, the major events of his existence. With 22 songs and 30 instrumental pieces, they try to illustrate his biography with notes, timbres, rhythms, atmospheres and words. 30 monthes of work, 52 tracks, 70 instruments used, 50 musicians involved in the project, including some who used to play with Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Mike Oldfield, Genesis or Phil Collins and at the end of the day 3 hours of music packed in a beautiful digibook with a 76 colous pages booklet.
Doubt: Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love. Moonjune Records (MJR049). This internationally-acclaimed power trio returns with a second release, a conceptual album inspired by the visionary aesthetics of William Blake (from whom they took the title) and various icons of the 20th Century, from King Crimson or Tortoise to classical composers such as Stravinski or Olivier Messiaen. The record is a multilayered sonic adventure with a lot of stuff going on, from fiery to mellow, from groovy to meditative. There's even a cover of Hendrix's Purple Haze!
Kayak: See See The Sun. Esoteric (ECLEC2335). Street date: 30/07/12. This reissue of the classic debut album (73) by one of the best Dutch prog bands has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, features a bonus track from the band’s first single, and a booklet that fully restores all original album artwork with a new essay.
Kayak: Cleopatra: The Crown Of Isis. CD-S. Street date: 28/09/12. This single presents two tracks; a preview of the album Kayak plans to release in 2013 + a remake of "Symmetry", a song that was written by Ton Scherpenzeel and Pim Koopman, but never before released by Kayak.
Kayak: S/T. Esoteric (ECLEC2336). Street date: 30/07/12. This Esoteric Recordings reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, features two bonus tracks taken from the band’s 1974 UK single, and a booklet that fully restores all original album artwork with a new essay.
Panzerballet: Tank Goodness. Gentle Art Of Music (GAOM 012). Street date: 28/09/12. The German band has specialized themselves in a more and more praised unique sound, mixing jazz and metal with creativity and dexterity. Saxophone and hard guitar riffs are arising with quintuplet-grooves, metric modulations, polyrhythmic overlaps and virtuosic improvisations to a groovy mélange of Metal and Jazz. Another of their trademarks is their talent to play cover tunes. After Abba and Frank Zappa on their previous album, the turn comes to a big hit of fusion music, the tune "Some Skunk Funk" by legendary Brecker Brothers! And Randy Brecker is honoring the band by performing his own jazzrock milestone! But it doesn't stop here and pop songs like "Time Of My Life" are receiving the unmistakable Panzerballett mark as well as jazz iconic tunes like Coltrane's Giant Steps or "Take Five" (one of the most popular jazz standards of all times), thus merging to a homogeneous eight-song-album. And on "The Ikea Trauma", Swedish guest musician Mattias Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) is singing and shredding himsfelf into a man's nightmare come true while portraying a shopping event at Ikea.
Scherzoo: 02. Soleil Zeuhl (SZ 36). 2012. This new album clearly follows the footsteps of "01" published in 2011 and recorded by the same line-up. As for "01", the album has a couple of tracks previously featured in Thollot's 1st solo album ("Ceux d'en face" - 2002) but here re-written, re-arranged and in the end vastly improved. The music of Scherzoo sums up the numerous influences of Thollot : RIO, Zeuhl, Canterbury etc.. This will be the last Scherzoo CD with this line-up as since the recording the guitar player has left and is now replaced by a violin player - bringing another sonic picture of the band. To be continued ...
Stabat Akish: Nebulos. AltRock Productions (ALT 026). June 2012. Formerly on the Tzadik label, this French band confirms here their intriguing mix of zappaesque frenzy and humour, eccentric jazz-rock and a pinch of psychedelia. A great rhythm section sustains chromatic percussions, keyboards and winds, with sounds ranging over vintage and acoustic, exhilarating recitated stories built up on musical climaxes. Absolutely amusing and interesting.
Strave: Vision. Soleil Zeuhl (SZ 35). 2012. Here is the awaited reissue of Serge Bringolf's Strave second album, following the reissue of his first last year. The second album presents five new Bringolf compositions, unsurprisingly not unlike those from the first double album. They differ, however, in having a more compact format. Although the first and last tracks are similar in length to those on Strave, the other three are significantly shorter. The inspiration is sourced in various styles, from soundscapes found on Magma's first double LP to scat singing like in Zao's first album or discordant brass reminiscent of the moods generated by early-period Art Zoyd.
Tricantropus: El Sueno de Arsinoe. Mylodon Records (MYLOCD090). This band from Madrid is a group of classic prog (some members were part of the legendary group Azahar). Their style is a symphonic rock with many echoes of the UK school of the 70's (Genesis, Pink Floyd & Camel), but with some sounds heritated from the Italian prog of those times, just added a great inclination to jazz fusion.
Unit Wail: Pangaea Proxima. Soleil Zeuhl (SZ 32). 2012. This is the long awaited new project of Franck Fromy, founder member of the now legendary Shub-Niggurath. Unit Wail is the next step after his (sadly) little known "000" experience from 2000 (the album "Crypto Sensus" was released on Musea/Gazul). The line-up is Vincent Sicot-Vantalon (keys & all compositions), Philippe Haxaire (drums), Adrian Luna (bass), Emmanuel Pothier (synths) & Franck Fromy (guitar). Also featured on 1 track is James Hugget from US band Combat Astronomy. Propelled by a heavy rocking band, the music explores dark Crimsonian horizons, illuminated by Franck's stellar guitar. Unit Wail proposes us here some kind of dark Zeuhl post-rock, exploring little frequented side-paths.
Acintya: La Cité des Dieux Oubliés (FGBG 4521). Originating from Nancy (Lorraine, France), Acintya offers top-notch instrumental symphonic progressive rock. Keyboardist Philippe De Canck's group recorded one sole album, "La Cité Des Dieux Oubliés" in 1978. The two long tracks making the vinyl are enlightened by the use of solemn and majestic keyboards and an inspired violin, played by Philippe Cleese. Somewhere in the tradition of the French neo-classic progressive rock, the art of Acintya may recall the complex and elaborated themes of Wapassou. The present CD edition ends up with two extra tracks, captured during one of the first rehearsals by the band in the year 1976.
Backyards: 2eden. Musea Parallèle (MP 3247). July 2012. French instrumental prog album built around keyboards
Cthulhu Rise: 42. Musea Parallèle (MP 3248). August 2012. This unusual outfit from Ukraine seems to be under influence of vintage art rock, modern intellectual metal, and free jazz – to equal extent. This is the place where modal jazz meets mathcore, while the drive of metal riffs coexists with free improv motion! All logically approached as an alchemic alloy of avant rock melodies reminding of Univers Zéro, a tense atmosphere not unlike Present and Crimsonian keyboard sound clashes.
Éclat: L'Esprit du Cercle (FGBG 4899). May 2012. New album by the French band hailing from Marseille.
Hexatonica: El Visionario (MP 3250). August 2012. Third album by the Argentinean band hailing from the city of La Plata, mixing with ease heavy rock edges and symphonic flavours; add twin guitars, upbeats and polyrhythmics, plenty of room for keyboards flights and you'll find yourself immersed in universes filled with shades of bands like Liquid Tension Experiment, ELP or even their country mates of Nexus.
Sebkha-Chott: The Ne[xxx]t Epilog (FGBG 4900). October 2012. New opus by the eccentric and multi-style inspired French band!
Z'ukr: Lame Horses. Musea Parallèle (MP 3249). August 2012. Here is a musical oddity, a wild and free opus, riding boldly on melodic passages, rhythmic perturbations and noisy eruptions. Sharing the post-rock energy of a band like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, it will take you by surprise to unexpected places, thanks to a tight and precise writing and a firm refusal of being locked into predefined styles
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Caravan: Live At Metropolis Studios 2012. CD+DVD. 05/06/12. Recorded live in December 2011, here's a superb live performance by the cult band, augmented on the DVD by an interview with Pye Hastings and Geoffrey Richardson
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Corima: Quetzalcoatl. Soleil Zeuhl (SZ 36). 2012. Corima is a young US band formed in Texas, playing ... Zeuhl music! This is their second CD (their first is no longer available). Their music owes a lot to Magma, the album being a succession of personal ideas and heavy glimpses to the Master founder of the Zeuhl genre. In short, Corima gives us here an album which pays homage to Magma in a very festive way, an approach rather similar to Koenjihyakkei.
Dün: Eros. Soleil Zeuhl (SZ 33). 2012. Fans of the group, take note! This is NOT a repress of the CD from 2000 but a new and completely reworked edition. Udi Koomran has done a brand new transfer from the 1981 tapes and he did a (brilliant!) new mastering which brings a new light onto Dun's gorgeous album. A new bonus track has also been added (all of the bonus from 2000 are still included): a 1979 studio rehearsal of "Arrakis". This is THE definitive edition of this all-time French classic!
Magma: Félicité Thösz. Seventh Records (SEVENTH A XXXVII). 2012. New album by the Zeuhl band Nr. 1, rather short in duration and dominated by the title track, once again a work of epic dimensions with a strong choral body proudly raised by the celestial voices of Stella Vander & Isabelle Feuillebois; add a formidable mix of sonic colours, including modern classical impressionism (Debussy), the untiring pulse of the rhythm section led by master man Christian and you are starting a trip that will lead you from Japan to the Urals via Central Asia with a detour to pay homage to Tamla Motown!
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A Muhal Richard Abrams boxset is planned for release in October 2012! Part of the Black Saint (BS) & Soul Note (SN) monographic boxset collection aimed at recounting the most beautiful chapters that revolutionised the history of jazz, this one gathers the following albums: Spihumonesty (BS 1980), Mama and Daddy (BS 1980), Blues Forever (BS 1982), Think All, Focus One (BS 1995), Blu Blu Blu (BS 1991), The Hearinga Suite (BS 1989) and Rejoicing With the Light (BS 1983), all three under The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra, Views From Within (BS 1984) with The Muhal Richard Abrams Octet.
Actis Dato Quartet: Sin Fronteras. Leo Records (LR 646). July 2012. Still there, the Italian saxophonist, known for his inventive and joyously festive jazz, delivers here no less than his 15th release for the label!
A George Adams boxset is planned for release in October 2012! Part of the Black Saint (BS) & Soul Note (SN) monographic boxset collection aimed at recounting the most beautiful chapters that revolutionised the history of jazz, this one gathers the following albums: Live At The Village Vanguard (SN 1985) + Vol. 2 (SN 1986), Don't Lose Control (SN 1991) - all three with the - Hand to Hand (SN 1981) and Gentlemen's Agreement (SN 1983), both with the Dannie Richmond Quintet.
Akchoté / Foussat / Turner: Acid Rain. Ayler Records (aylCD 128). July 2012. Recorded in Poitiers, France, on February 4, 2011. Guitar, VCS3 & electronics, drums, are the basis of this free-wheeling trio, whose most known voice is probably the guitarist's!
Black Hole Quartet: Black Ol' Blues. Rudi Records (RRJ 1005). August 2012. This is a project founded by Daniele Cavallanti, saxophonist of the middle-sized band Italian Instabile Orchestra. An electric saga deliciously told in several musical languages without any constrictions!
Black Music Disaster: S/T. Thirsty Ear (THI 203). June 2012. Another supergroup with two guitarists: J Spaceman (Spiritualized, Spacemen 3) and John Coxon from Spring Heel Jack. Add on Farfisa organ the one and only Matthew Shipp and from the Londonian free scene, drummer Steve Noble and be ready for an overboosted meeting!
Richard Bonnet & Tony Malaby Duo: Haptein. Hôte Marge 04. August 2012. Bonnet on a seven-strings guitar and Malaby on tenor & sopran sax were recorded at John Kilgore Sound & Recording studio, New York, on April 17th 2012. The music is based on free improvisations, from ambient and lyrical to scorching tones.
Peter Brötzmann: Solo / Trio Roma. Victo Records (VIC 122-123). July 2012. In 2011 at the Victoriaville festival (Québec), the saxophonist was celebrating his 70th birthday and gave two memorable prestations: solo (CD 1) and in trio with drummer Pål Nilssen-Love and on electric bass the Italian musician Massimo Pupillo
Dean Brown: Unfinished Business. Abstract Logix. Sept. 2012. Veteran guitarist Dean Brown, whose scintillating six-string work can be heard on over 200 recordings, steps out here with his fourth dynamic outing as a leader. Joining him on this eclectic offering, which ranges from hard-hitting funk to lovely ballads, soothing samba flavored grooves, Latin-tinged jams, greasy organ-fueled blues and cool jazz, are longstanding colleagues Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums and Gerry Etkins on keyboards. Their intuitive sense of simpatico blends nicely on this highly interactive session with bassists Hadrien Feraud, Jimmy Earl, Schuyler Deale and Rene Camacho, Hammond B-3 organist Bobby Sparks, percussionist Joey DeLeon, trumpeter Lee Thornburg, vibraphonist Bernard Maseli and tenor saxophonists Doug Webb and Kirk Whalum. Santana drummer Dennis Chambers, who played on Brown’s powerhouse trio recording from 2009, appears on one track.
Hugo Carvalhais: Particula. Clean Feed (CF 253). June 2012. Belonging to the new young Portuguese avant garde, this bass player has gathered here a franco-portuguese quintet, in which we'll note the presence of French violinist Dominique Pifarély and one of the most talked about new talent on saxophone (here on soprano), French musician Émile Parisien; on the Portuguese side, let's note Gabriel Pinto on piano and synthesizer, as well as drummer Mario Costa.
Theo Ceccaldi Trio: Carrousel. Ayler Records (aylCD 129). July 2012. String trio of violin, guitar and cello, recorded at Studio Nyima, Orléans, France, on September 27-29, 2011. Through a chamber tinged playing, this trio shows depth, intensity, lyricism, a dancing phrasing coupled to a fine interplay and a mind open to adventure!
Claude Tchamitchian Quartet: Émouvance. October 2012. After having worked with and written for bigger units, bass player Claude Tchamitchian is now recentering his work on smaller combos, like this quartet featuring guitarist Rémi Charmasson, violinist Régis Huby and drummer Christophe Marguet. Achieving a greater mobility inside a very original sound universe, he deploys with energy his melodic talent and unusual harmonic constructions, plowing rarely uncharted territories for a jazz unit like progressive rock, even folk may find its way at times.
Chick Corea & Gary Burton: Hot House. Decca. April 2012. The two giants renew their meeting together with this album, for a set of mostly covers by jazz and pop icons like Monk, Brubeck and The Beatles.
Erika Dagnino / Stefano Pastor / George Haslam / Steve Waterman: Narcéte. SLAM Productions (SLAMCD 542). Oct. 2012. Narcéte represents the natural connection between poetry and music, two very close arts that express themselves with sound, rhythm and consonance. To express it, the very talented Italian poet Erika Dagnino, Italian violinist Stefano Pastor and English musicians George Haslam and Steve Waterman formed this Anglo-Italian quartet and composed a succession of pieces titled Chant, numbered from 1 to 10.
The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis / Johnny Griffin Quintet: Tough Tenors Again 'N' Again. Promising Music (PM 441182 CD). May 2012. Backed by the rhythm section of the Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band, the two tenor masters reunite a decade after their Prestige recordings for a highly-spirited, tremendously swinging session, graced by some balladic excursions. Originally recorded in 1970.
D'Istante3: S/T. Slam Productions (SLAMCD 537). Oct. 2012. Here is a creative music project bringing together the two Italian improvisers Giancarlo Mazzù (guitar, drums) and pianist Luciano Troja plus New York based saxophonist Blaise Siwula, also playing here clarinets. Recorded on April 25th 2011 at Wombat Studios in Brooklyn, NY.
H3B: Songs No Songs. Abalone Productions. Oct. 2012. This is the last recording by pianist Didier Badault - former director of the French big band ONJ (Orchestre National de Jazz) - and his trio, featuring violinist Régis Huby, bass player Sébastien Boisseau and the young trumpeter living in Berlin Tom Arthurs. The album was created in 2011 in Narbonne (festival Musiques au Présent) and Perpignan (festival Jazzèbre). H3B is characterized by an immoderate taste for a sound alchimy reflecting on melody, elaborated forms and free improvisation
Domancic / Helias / Cyrille: Courtepointe. Marge 51. August 2012. The trio is recorded live at the Sunside, Paris, on July 15-16, 2012.
A Dave Douglas boxset is planned for release in October 2012! Part of the Black Saint (BS) & Soul Note (SN) monographic boxset collection aimed at recounting the most beautiful chapters that revolutionised the history of jazz, this one gathers the following albums: Parallel Worlds (SN 1993), Five (SN 1996), Convergence (SN 1999), John Coltrane's Ascension (BS 1995, a live recording with the Rova Saxophone Quartet), Bounce (BS 1998, with the John Lindberg Ensemble), Force Green (SN 1995, an album by bass player Mark Dresser).
Marc Ducret: Tower Vol. 4. Ayler Records (aylCD-121). 2012. After the quartet and the quintet and while waiting for the release of volume 3... which will present the music of the sextet, we get here first volume 4, result of the presentation of the « Tower » cycle during a solo tour of Scandinavia and the Baltic countries.
Paul Dunmall & Tony Bianco: Thank You to John Coltrane. Slam Productions (SLAMCD 290). 11/08/12. The saxophonist and the drummer revisit here Coltrane's compositions, pared to a minimal but ever-inventive sax and drums dialogue
Alessandro d'Episcopo Trio: Solare. Altrisuoni AS310. 2012. This trio has been existing for ten years. The musicians have an almost telepathic communication and they need few words to understand each other. On this CD, you’ll find standards from “The Great American Song Book”, a few traditional Italian pieces and other original compositions.
Nicola Fassi: In Blue. Macrorec (MRC 06-01-004). May 2012. CD reissue of a recording from 2006. This all-round guitarist, today teaching in the best Italian schools, is heard here in trio with bass and drums or quartet (add a keyboardist). The music shows muscles and at times flirt with metal. Some of you may remember Nicola from his 2001 album with the group Birds of Fire, of course a direct reference to guitarist John McLaughlin and his band Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The Fish: Moonfish. Clean Feed (CF 254). An energizing sax trio with Jean-Luc Guionnet on alto, drummer Edward Perraud and on acoustic bass one of the raising names, Benjamin Duboc
Franck Vaillant Benzine: Skits for the Ears. Gazul (GA 8860). July 2012. This fourth album under the Benzine monniker is the result of the close co-operation between drummer and composer Franck Vaillant and sound-engineer Philippe Teissier Du Cros. All tracks were first composed and programmed during a journey through many Caribbean islands. The next stage was to have musicians improvise over the tracks; among them are flutist Magic Malik and French jazz saxophonist Sylvain Cathala; the recordings were then re-organised, edited and re-composed. The result consists in 15 very diverse tracks, with a unique and uncompromising texture; the music is led by a thorough research on field depth, on the arrangement of layers, rhythmic and theatrical illusions and a complex layout of textures, all of which are served by the great sonic quality. This conspicuously experimental and abstract work will lead you on a sentimental sci-fi journey to be rediscovered every time.
Franzktrio: Terres de Blues. Blue Marge 1013. Digipack. May 2012. Trio with singer Françoise-Franca Cuomo, whose strength is a unique way of varying lengths and silence in her diction, pianist Cyril Trochu and bass player Guillermo Benavides; they are recorded live at the Comptoir club in Fontenay, France, on March 19 & 20th, 2011.
The Ganelin Trio: Poco-a-poco. Leo Records (LR 101). July 2012. CD reissue of an historical concert from 1978
Pierrejean Gaucher: Melody Makers 2. Musiclip (MU1205). June 2012. After a first opus paying tribute to British pop, the French guitarist returns to the subject with ten new original compositions. Besides the leader on guitars, the trio includes Clément Petit on 4 & 5-string cello and Cédric Affre on drums and percussion. The CD also includes a bonus video of the group's work in the studio.
Javier Girotto & Francesco Nastro: Passione. CAM Jazz (CAMJ 7852-5). Street date: 08/10/12. A long-awaited return home to CAM Jazz for Javier Girotto, this time in a unique project where he is co-leader with Neapolitan pianist Francesco Nastro, composer of all the songs except two. Recorded and mixed in Castellamare di Stabia (Italy) in June 2011.
Alexandra Grimal: Andromeda. Ayler Records (aylCD-127). May 2012. Recorded at Sear Sound, NYC, USA, on December 19th, 2011. The music on Andromeda traces the nomadic saxophonist's inner progress, achieving its own synthesis of different jazz trends and improvisational systems. Transcending genres and cultures, Alexandra Grimal's music is both powerful and telluric, creating a unique, weaving world, tailor-made for her co-performers Todd Neufeld (guitars), Thomas Morgan (double bass) and Tyshawn Sorey (drums). Continually striving to surpass itself, Grimal's work is one that collects and assembles but loses none of its integrity and unity in the process. An interstellar odyssey in the form of a symphony.
Hairy Bones: Snakelust. Clean Feed (CF 252). May 2012. First of all the confrontation of Peter Brötzmann (saxes, clarinets, taragot) and the electric trumpetist Toshinori Kondo, this album could be perceived as the revival of the fires left by groups like Last Exit but it is the spontaneous prestation of a group at a Lisboa festival in 2011, where also shined another fire, propelled by the drums of the great Pål Nilssen-Love.
Mary Halvorson Quintet: Bending Bridges. Firehouse 12 (FH 01016). April 2012. The new guitar prodigy shows here a true orchestral knowledge, neatly mixing the written and the improvised, carefully playing with balances but not afraid of taking risks; placing herself on top of a typical hard-bop line up (sax + trumpet + rhythm section), she blurs the setting with her atypical and very personal guitar lines and phrasing.
Timba Harris: neXus I: Cascadia. Tzadik (TZ 8086). April 2012. Multi-instrumentist Timb Harris is mostly known as the brainchild of Estradasphere, one of the planets of the Secret Chiefs 3 galaxy; he also joined the latter as violinist, replacing Eyvind Kang. This album offers a mix with multiple expressionist colours, between jazz, calypso, East European folk music, metal and musique concrète. It displays overall a spectacular creativity!
A Julius Hemphill boxset is planned for release in October 2012! Part of the Black Saint (BS) & Soul Note (SN) monographic boxset collection aimed at recounting the most beautiful chapters that revolutionised the history of jazz, this one gathers the following albums: Fat Man And The Hard Blues (BS 1991), Raw Materials And Residuals (BS 1978), Five Chord Stud (BS 1994) with the Julius Hemphill Sextet, Chile New York (BS 1998) with Warren Smith and Flat-out Jump Suite (BS 1980) with Julius Hemphill Quartet.
Hiromi: Move. SHM CD with Bonus DVD. Sept. 2012. Available only as a Japanese Import. New album from the world renowned Hiromi and her Trio Project, with legendary Anthony Jackson on bass and Simon Phillips on drums. The material consists of 9 new songs, all written by Hiromi. The limited edition comes with a DVD containing interviews, behind the scenes footage shot during their recording session, as well as their December 2011 live performance in Tokyo. To be released early in Japan in advance to the worldwide release. Region-2 encoded (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), no subtitles.
Kruglov / Lapin / Yudanov: Impulse. Leo Records (LR 634). April 2012. Saxophonist Alexey Kruglov is one of the raising stars of Russian jazz, in perfect concordance with the musical esthetics of the Ganelin Trio, of which he is a declared heir. Astral post-free jazz of the best quality!
A George Lewis boxset is planned for release in October 2012! Part of the Black Saint (BS) & Soul Note (SN) monographic boxset collection aimed at recounting the most beautiful chapters that revolutionised the history of jazz, this one gathers the following albums: Homage to Charles Parker (BS 1979), Shadowgraf (BS 1978), The Imaginary Suite (BS 1979) with Douglas Ewart, Change of Season (BS 1985) and Dutch Masters (BS 1987) - both under the name and leadership of Misha Mengelberg
Ligro: Dictionary 2. Moonjune Records (MJR047). 2012. After Tohpati, Moonjune keeps on presenting us new guitarists from the remote Indonesia. This time, we're talking of guitarist Agam Hamzah and his Jakarta's celebrated jazz-rock power trio Ligro, founded in 2004. On the present album, the trio blazes through eight volcanic studio performances of highly creative collective compositions, including an inventive arrangement of Stravinski's "An Easy Piece Using Five Notes". Compared to SimakDialog (Tohpati's band), Ligro manage to be both impressively tight and appealingly loose in their execution, combining the energy and enthusiasm of a basement jam session with the assured technique of players thoroughly grounded in the best of contemporary instrumental music, with echoes of Hendrix, McLaughlin, Fripp, Fiuczynski or even early Rypdal. Ligro? An arresting combination of the raunchy and the sophisticated that delivers an electrifying jolt to the field of global fusion!
Lionel Loueke: Heritage. Blue Note. Street date: 28/08/2012. Third Blue Note album, co-produced by label mate Robert Glasper who also contributes piano and keyboards to six tracks. Heritage finds Loueke — hailed by The New York Times as "a gentle virtuoso" - exploring a more electric sound with a new trio featuring Derrick Hodge on electric bass and Mark Guiliana on drums. The album presents seven new compositions by Loueke, two by Glasper, and one co-written by the two, while singer Gretchen Parlato provides background vocals on two tracks.
Jorma Kalevi Louhivuori & Antti Kujanpää: Little Blue. Cam Jazz (CAMJ 7853-5). Street date: 04/09/12. Despite their young ages, these two Finnish musicians show they’re capable of facing the difficult test of the trumpet-piano duo with the maturity of experienced artists. They clearly know what they want from their music, and what’s most important, they know how to say it; references to Northern European tradition are plentiful and well recognizable, but in the two musicians’ signature styles lie a willingness to go beyond the limits of their predecessors. It is right here, in the melodic sense and the lyricism of their music, that this “Little Blue” finds its uniqueness.
Alex Machacek, Raphael Preuschl, Herbert Pirker: FAT. Abstract Logix. Street date: 18/09/2012. FAT or in its entirety the Fabulous Austrian Trio is the new album by the extraordinary Austrian native and current California resident guitarist. He is here ably accompanied on his sophomore outing as a leader by superb drummer Herbert Pirker and outstanding bassist Raphael Preuschl. Combining mindboggling fluidity, daredevil string-skipping technique and audacious intervallic leaps on the guitar, also featured on baritone guitar, he wanted with this album to head towards more improvisation, with "more emphasis on interplay ... just like a band", as he says himself.
Andrea Manzoni Trio: Quantum Discord. Altrisuoni AS317. 2012. Debut album by a young talented Italian pianist hailing from the Piemonte area. Together with Luca Curcio on double bass and Ruben Bellavia on drums, he delivers an eclectic mix of compositions that goes well beyond the all-too-well-known jazz piano trio format. Brief excursions into the minimal effects’ territory alternate with variations leading to a maelstrom of pure and visceral piano soloing, thus repossessing the common conception of variations.
Chris McGregor: In His Good Time. Ogun Recording (OGCD 038). For the first time on CD, here is a solo outing by the renowned South African band leader and composer Chris McGregor, recorded live in his adopted homeland of France in 1977. This long-awaited reissue comes directly from the original unedited analogue tapes and boasts a wealth of bonus material, restoring in its entirety the first set of the evening, a continuous performance of original works and arrangements of traditional South African
folksongs. Five tracks edited from the second set complete the collection.
John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension: Now Here This. Abstract Logix. October 2012. New album by the guitarist, with a slightly altered band, in form of the recruitment of powerhouse Indian drummer Ranjit Barot, first heard on the guitarist's "Floating Point" album. Cameroon-born and Paris-resident bassist Etienne M'Bappe is back from "To the One", as is keyboardist/drummer Gary Husband, The 4th Dimension's only other founding member.
Meloni / Dunmall / Dessanay / Sanders: Pictures of a Quartet. SLAM Productions (SLAMCD 539). Oct. 2012. Italian pianist Sebastiano Meloni leads here an Anglo-Italian quartet with his fellow countryman Sebastiano Dessanay on bass and UK improvising musicians Paul Dunmall (tenor and soprano sax) and drummer Mark Sanders. The album was recorded in the studios of Birmingham Conservatoire, England, in July 2011 and is totally improvised. Says the pianist: "I am not interested in any kind of meaning apart from that which can be derived from musical expression".
Morris / Parker / Cleaver: Altitude. Aum Fidelity (AUM 073). July 2012. Recorded at New York's Stone in 2011, this is the first meeting of those fine improvisers, guitarist Joe Morris, the enormously talented bass player William Parker (also featured here on guimbri) and drummer Gerald Cleaver.
Stefano Pastor: Songs. Slam Productions (SLAMCD 538). 11/08/12. New solo album by Italian violinist Stefano Pastor, winner at Top Jazz 2010 and 2011, where Stefano makes a strict recapitulation of the lengthy research that brought him to his own playing, each sound on this CD, except for the vocals, coming directly from his violin, with no synthesizers or MIDI equipment involved. Songs is also a work which unfolds the artistic sensitivity of Pastor, his musical horizons, made of jazz and avant-garde, echoes of European modern music and Brazilian popular songs, with the blues his guiding light throughout.
Perelman / Shipp / Cleaver: The Foreign Legion. Leo Records (LR 643). July 2012. Post-modern jazz brought to fruition by a trio of prominent trend setters: the Brazilian free saxophonist Ivo Perelman in company of American pianist Matthew Shipp and drummer Gerald Cleaver.
Phronesis: Walking Dark. Edition Records (EDN 1031). April 2012. The fourth album from this trio comprising Danish bassist Jasper Højby, British pianist Ivo Neame and Swedish drummer Anton Eger is named after a series of concerts played in total darkness as a dedication to Hoiby’s sister, who lost her sight to cataracts. This album confirms the maturity and empathy of a band whose reputation keeps increasing day after day!
Pixel: Reminder. Cuneiform (RUNE 342). May 2012. Hailing from Norway, this young quartet led by bass player Ellen Andrea Wang can be associated to the logic of Mulligan's or Ornette Coleman's piano-less quartets; but they borrow their attitude and energy from rock and would possibly please those who like groups such as The Bad Plus or Kneebody.
Planetary Unknown: Live at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2011. Aum Fidelity (AUM 074). July 2012. This all-star quartet gathers saxophonist David S. Ware, pianist Cooper-Moore, bass player William Parker and the nearly forgotten veteran drummer Muhammad Ali. 100% in the tradition of the Great Black Music!
Antonio Ragosta: Il Mare e l'Incanto a Roma Est. SLAM Productions (SLAMCD 540). Oct. 2012. This is the debut album by guitarist Antonio Ragosta, who composed and arranged for it nine original songs. It is a voyage where the author summarizes through a personal language, a massive musical literature, the result of academic studies and a wide range of performance experiences, outlining among other the crowded and multi-ethnic streets in the Eastern zone of the Italian capital. Recorded in January 2011 at "Icarus Studio" in Roma, the album features several instrumental colours, from the cello of Paolo Damiani to the accordion of Emiliano Pallotti or the trombone of Tony Cattano, just to name a few!
The Second Approach: Beeswing. Leo Records (LR 640). July 2012. Third output from this Moscow based trio led by the classically trained pianist Andrei Razin in collaboration with a Gipsy singer (Tatiana Komova) and jazz bass player Igor Ivanushkin; they have toured extensively in Europe and Scandinavia and divided their audience with their mix of classical, jazz and folk elements; several guests appear here, like the reknowned hornist Arkady Shilkloper of the Moscow Art Trio fame
SH.TG.N: S/T. Moonjune Records (MJR046). May 2012. SH.TG.N is the reunion of a six-pack of Belgian musicians from different musical backgrounds: jazz, classical and rock. They are clashing all the uniformity in today's music, do what they want with no restrictions at all, and say it all loud! After some time, trials and tests, the final line up was ready for this live recording, showcasing an explosive chemistry. It is a concentration of the dark, violent energy of metal, with the challenging and exciting structures of contemporary music, and the freedom of jazz. The artwork on the cover says it all: colorful, exciting, with strong contrasts and a playful darkness.
Shkurtaj / Distante / Hasa: Gestures and Zoom (SLAMCD 538). 11/08/12. The starting points for Shkurtaj's music are not themes or melodies but what he refers to as "musical mechanisms" or extra-musical ideas; frameworks to build themes on - musical series, rhythmical series, series of sounds or sonic gestures. The trio's improvisation guided or "forced" by these frames unleashes surprising freedom. Elements of traditional music, from the Albanian tradition, burst here and there more in a distant memory than a living reality. Albanian musicians Admir Shkurtaj (piano, accordion) and Redi Hasa (cello) crossed the Adriatic to join Giorgio Distante (trumpet) in his home province of Lecce in that part of Italy called Apulia.
SilvesTrio: Rollercoaster. Altrisuoni AS311. 2012. The SilvesTrio is a modern jazz trio with powerful ideas. The trio's themes are original and attractive, the grooves are stimulating, and the poetry and irony are in symbiosis with the intense improvisations. Thomas Silvestri, a Swiss pianist from the city of Schaffhausen, offers the listener a music that is strongly rooted into the history of jazz. Together with bassist Patrick Sommer and drummer Pius Baschnagel, he brings originality as well as modern and vanguard harmonic and rhythmic elements to his trio.
Sleeping in Vilna : Why Waste Time. Ayler Records (aylCD-130). 2012. An all-improvised transnational collaboration between Mike Ladd (vocals & synthi), Carol Robinson (clarinets & voice), Dave Randall (guitar) and Dirk Rothbrust (drums & percussion). This much eclectic gathering of different backgrounds is in fact a question of connection, of combining multiple sound worlds, of going into totally unexpected places...
Snus: Can’t Stop Snusing. Ayler Records (aylCD-126). May 2012. Recorded at Ackenbush, Malakoff, France, on July 11/12, 2011. Two years after their critically acclaimed debut “Snus”, Niklas Barnö (trumpet), Joel Grip (double bass) and drummer Didier Lasserre return with a new brew of their addictive mix of free jazz and free improv. Their music has been described as scorching, raw, direct, subtle, convulsive, skronking, spacious, abrasive, tempered and abstract at times, all of which are pretty valid statements. Get a taste and make up your own mind!
Spectrum Road: S/T. 08/06/12. Named after a composition in the debut album of Tony Williams Lifetime, this project is of course an homage to the late drummer, led by his younger peer Cindy Blackman. To come closer to the spirit of the original band, bass player and also Lifetime member Jack Bruce has been enrolled, alongside Living Colour's guitarist Vernon Reid and the astounding pianist and keyboardist John Medeski. Together, they revitalize some of Williams' most prominent compositions as well as a few of their own vintage
Dave Stapleton: Flight. Edition Records (EDN 1032). Pianist and label owner Dave Stapleton has released here an ambitious and successful album, writing among other for the Brodowski String Quartet. His jazz quartet features a few raising stars, from Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset to Finnish drummer Olavi Louhivuori, alongside long time working partner and bass player Dave Kane; recorded at the Village Recording Studio, Copenhagen on 8th and 9th December 2011, here's an album oozing of great sensitivity, empathy and a reflective lyricism.
Cecil Taylor: Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! MPS 441172 CD. May 2012. CD reissue of a piano solo album, originally released in 1981. At this point of his long career Cecil Taylor had reached a level of expression which couldn't be measured by any comparison - since on the one hand the man had developed a completely unique style of playing and on the other embedded his art into a philosophy which was strongly nurtured on the history of such exotic cultures as Ethiopia, Mesopotamia and Tibet. These recordings are a splendid showcase of his incomparable artistry; more than an album, it is a complex interplay between freedom, form and content.
Henry Threadgill Zooid: Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Spp. PI Recordings (PI 43). June 2012. The music of Threadgill always offers associations of disparate instrumental tones, flute and guitar on one side, tuba or trombone and electric bass on the other, alongside a firm rhythmic rigor; this album is no exception, using some of the same proven receipts with maybe a little bit more of minimalism in the expression; and once again we'll appreciate the trimmed guitar playing of Liberty Ellman as well as the return of cello (Christopher Hoffmanin the sound imagery!
Troyka: Moxxy. Edition Records (EDN 1033). Due for release in June 2012, this 2nd album by London based trio Troyka has a maturity about it usually only evident in fourth or fifth albums. It seems like they have trimmed the fat off their music, achieved a harder sound, fuelled among other by textural guitar loops, angular riffs and displaced drum grooves. Troyka have distilled their unique genre bending live act into a compelling listening experience.
Enrico Zanisi: Life Variations. Cam Jazz (CAMJ 3313-5). Street date: 04/09/12. This Italian jazz piano trio with Joe Rehmer on bass and Alessandro Paternesi on drums offers ten original compositions and a reinterpretation of "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning". The tone is overall joyous and light, tending to spread a natural and basic feel to the music.
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Fresh Sound Records
Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt: Blues Up & Down (FSR 695). May 2012. Two LPs on one CD, 24-bit digitally remastered (Boss Tenors + Dig Him!). Recorded at Universal Recording Studio, Chicago, August 22 & 26 (#6-15) 1961. The timeless groove delivered by this incendiary pair (they already were co-leaders of their own group in the early 50's) puts the music beyond analysis!
Dorothy Ashby: The Jazz Harpist (FSR 709). 3 CD Set / 20 Page Booklet. June 2012. Dorothy Ashby (1932-1986) was probably the most recorded and, until Alice Coltrane came along in the 1960s, the best known jazz harpist. She was not the first to play the instrument in jazz but the first to record as a leader. In itself, that underlined the validity of her standing in jazz, where she was accepted alongside the conventional “horn” players as a jazz musician, not merely a harpist who spiced her music with jazz riffs. A good composer and a sensitive and lightly swinging performer, she produced solos that were like distillations of beautifully phrased, richly coloured guitar outings. Frank Wess, on flute, shares the solo honors with her in the first quartet sessions, while she swings with close, perceptive support from bassist Herman Wright on the trio date, and on the last quartet sessions the combination of her harp and Terry Pollard’s vibes produces some lovely sonorities. Intelligently conceived and beautifully crafted, these swinging, straight-ahead performances are ample testimony to the talent of one of the finest jazz harpists of all time. The boxset (24-bit digitally remastered) gathers the following albums, recorded between 1957 and 1961: “The Jazz Harpist” + “Hip Harp” + “In a Minor Groove” + “Dorothy Ashby” + “Soft Winds”.
Bill Barron Quintet & Sextet: The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron (Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ. February 21, 1961) + Modern Windows – A Jazz Suite from the New “Soul” ... (same studio, June 5, 1961) + Hot Line (same studio, March 31, 1962). FSR 707. June 2012. The three albums tenorman Bill Barron made as a leader for Savoy Records in early 60's embody every facet of this accomplished jazzman as a talented soloist, composer and arranger. On the first album, he leads a quintet, sharing a front line with Ted Curson, a trumpeter with a warm and capable style. Curson’s also featured in the more tightly arranged second album, in which Jay Cameron’s baritone considerably enriches the sound of an ensemble splendidly driven by drummer Pete LaRoca’s accents. The third album, also a quintet, but with tenorist Booker Ervin, is primarily a blowing date balancing originals with some jazzy standards.
Count Basie And His Orchestra: Play the music of Benny Carter (FSR 713). July 2012. This is the gathering on one CD of the two albums “Kansas City Suite” & “The Legend”, respectively recorded in 1960 (L.A.) and 1961 (N.Y.). Both albums consist of Carter originals written especially for Basie and in almost every case, Carter established the archetypal Basie approach, a smoothly mellifluous riff by the saxophones, which is then worked over by Basie and his brilliant soloists (among other Thad Jones, Joe Newman or Frank Foster.
King Curtis Quintet: “The New Scene of King Curtis” and “Soul Meeting” (FSR 714). July 2012. Tenorman King Curtis is best known as a rhythm and blues star. But, as he shows here, fronting two coruscating rhythm sections graced by pianist Wynton Kelly, and sharing the front line with the sparkling trumpet and cornet of Nat Adderley, there was much more to him than that! Confident, fluent and agile, he builds his solos with care and economy, his big, warm, wraparound tone recalling the blues-drenched power and authority of Gene Ammons. And with bass players like Sam Jones or Paul Chambers, we nearly have all the elements needed for the success of those sessions, recorded in 1960 at the famous studios located in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Booker Ervin: Sextet, Quintet and Quartet (FSR 703). June 2012. This is the 24-bit remastered digipack edition of the three albums “The Book Cooks” (New York 1960), “Cookin’” (Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ., November 26, 1960) and “That’s It!” (Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City, January 6, 1961). The saxophonist's stint in Mingus' band led to his recordings as leader. In his three earliest, collected here, his sheer force of personality and ideas refreshed the hard bop genre. “The Book Cooks” and “Cookin’” are solidly swinging dates, full of Ervin’s strong soloing, with excellent contributions from Zoot Sims and Tommy Flanagan on the first, Horace Parlan and Richard Williams on the second; both include bassist George Tucker and Mingus drummer Dannie Richmond. Best of all is “That’s It!” with Parlan, Tucker and drummer Al Harewood, and a leader in such sublimely powerful form that the hard bop boundaries hardly contained him.
Maynard Ferguson and Chris Connor: “double Exposure” + “two’s Company” (FSR 702). June 2012. This is the 24-bit remastered digipack edition of two albums recorded in New York in 1960 and 1961. Though the arrangements, all by Don Sebesky except for two by Willie Maiden, place the main focus on the singer, Ferguson’s ebullient, stratospheric playing is liberally featured, along with the full low register forays that were part of his phenomenal range, making an effective contrast to Miss Connor’s understated, almost ironic approach.
Gigi Gryce Quintet 1960-1961: Saying Somethin’! + The Hap’nin’s + The Rat Race Blues + Reminiscin’ (FSR 697). May 2012. 24-bit digitally remastered 2CD of recordings from 1960 & 1961. In the line up can be noted among other bass players Reggie Workman & George Duvivier, drummer Walter Perkins and vibraphonist Eddie Costa
Brew Moore: Quartet & Quintet Sessions 1955-1958 (FSR 705). June 2012. Lesterian tenor saxophonist Brew Moore spent much of his career like an archetypal Fifties counterculture icon, always on the move, turning up in New York or San Francisco, Copenhagen or Stockholm for a year or so, playing beautifully and then disappearing. Unsurprisingly, he left very few recordings, particularly of his early US career, which makes this collection, recorded on the West Coast, particularly valuable. Among the capable West Coasters surrounding him are guitarist Eddie Duran and the Latin influenced vibraphonist Cal Tjader
Gerrry Mulligan: And the Concert Jazz Band Santa Monica 1960 (FSR 710). July 2012. The complete concert is presented for the first time ever in its entirety - the previously released Mosaic box set included only six of the 19 performances recorded at Santa Monica - as a double digipack (2cds) with an excellent stereo sound quality; it includes a 12-page illustrated booklet with extended notes. Though studded with stellar names, it was a close-knit team, with Zoot Sims as the featured guest soloist.
Charlie Rouse Quartet & Quintet (FSR 700). May 2012. Impossible to find a short title, as this 2CD (24-bit digitally remastered) gathers four albums:
Yeah! + We Paid Our Dues! present the quartet, featuring among other Reggie Workman & Art Taylor, recorded in 1960 & 61
Takin’ Care Of Business! is recorded in New York City on May 11th, 1960. It features the quintet, with Blue Mitchell on trumpet
Gettin’ Into Somethin' is instead attributed to the Dave Bailey Sextet, featuring among other Clark Terry, Horace Parlan, Curtis Fuller.
Bobby Timmons Trio: This Here Is Bobby Timmons + Easy Does It (FSR 698). May 2012. 24-bit digitally remastered CD presenting two albums from 1960 & 61. With Sam Jones on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums. There is also one bonus track from a Los Angeles session at the Forum Theatre, going back to 1956.
Vonlanthen / Berthet / Bondi: Silo. Leo Records (LR 638). July 2012. Collective improvisations around materials, structures and silence, performed by the Swiss trio of guitarist Vinz Vonlanthen, drummer Cyril Bondi and saxophonist Christophe Berthet. Improvisation is not so much the means of expression as it is a tool to develop a form. Their playing is deliberately collective and each piece has a sense of clear direction based on sound textures, compact power or aerial gestures punctuated by silence, all marked by several stylistic influences.
Frank Wess Septet featuring Frank Foster: “North, South, East...Wess” + “No Count” (FSR 704). June 2012. Aided
by guitarist Kenny Burrell and drummer Kenny Clarke, with arrangements that offer plenty of space for soloists, this is a typically accomplished, unpretentious Basie-type small group blowing session, recorded in Hackesack, New Jersey, in 1956. The piano-less rhythm section is buttressed by the solid bass of Eddie Jones and a cooking Kenny
Fresh Sound New Talents
Douglas Bradford: Atlas Obscura (FSNT 404). Oct. 2012. The guitarist, together with alt saxophonist John Beaty and rhythm section, was recorded in Brooklyn, NY, on March 24 & 25th 2011.
Yoann Loustalot: Derniers Reflets (FSNT 412). Oct. 2012. This French quartet with a trumpetist as leader also features drummer Antoine Paganotti, son of Magma's ex bass player. They play their own compositions, relying on a good balance between the written and the improvised, searching for forms, moods and dynamics. All players are well experienced musicians and performers.
Akiko Pavolka & House Of Illusion: Mahoroba (FSNT 409). Oct. 2012. The Japanese singer recorded this album in August 2011. Based in New York, she plays a strikingly original music that blends pop and jazz with the sensibility of her native Japan. Her band House of Illusion has been performing regularly in New York since 1998. They have toured in the United States,
Europe and Japan.
Kristjan Randalu: Equilibrium (FSNT 403). Oct. 2012. The pianist is playing in duo with guitarist Ben Monder. Recorded in Brooklyn, New York, May 25th 2011.
Sergi Sirvent: Octopussy Cats (FSNT 413). Oct. 2012. This 2CD presents a music where the pianist and leader plus guitarist Jaume Llombart face an expanded blowing section with trumpet/fluegelhorn, sax, flute and bass clarinet.
Jeremy Udden: Folk Art (FSNT 410). Oct. 2012. Featuring among other Norwegian bass player Eivind Opsvik on two tracks, this album moves freely between jazz and folk, with Brandon Seabrook on banjo being the other voice facing the rhythm section. Fender Rhodes and Würlitzer are also featured on the two same tracks named above
Johnny Åman: 9 Stygn (FSNT 408). Oct. 2012. The Finnish born bass player and leader, today based in Sweden, recorded this album in Sweden in 2010. The only non-Swedish band member is US saxophonist Tony Malaby
AVANT GARDE / NEW MUSICS
Fausto Romitelli: Anamorphosis. Tzadik TZ8087. July 2012. Five major works from this Italian composer are grouped here; having studied at the IRCAM, the famous temple for research on contemporary music, he has also worked with the Belgian chamber orchestra Ictus or the French Ensemble InterContemporain (EIC). This time, the task is in the hands of the New York based Talea Ensemble; a spectral music mixed with psych-rock or electro and to be found at the remote corners of rational perception, not unlike composers like Gyorgy Ligeti
Bass Communion: Cenotaph. Tone Float. Limited edition of 700 copies on 2LP. Described by Steven Wilson as a sequel to Ghosts on Magnetic Tape, Cenotaph is, in fact, far more than that. Carving out vast aural sculptures, the album is made up of four massive compositions; says Wilson: "it’s a very dark and spectral album, four 20 minute clouds of brooding drones ...".
DVA: HU. Indies Scopes (MAM475). Street date: 09/05/12. This is the third album by the Czech electro-acoustic band. Dva is abroad the most successful band coming from the Czech Republic. Circus, cabaret, beatbox, tango, popsongs, acoustic electro and electro acoustic in a two layers cover. Human voices and acoustic instruments in loops, lyrics in universal languages, folklore of non existing nations. Somewhere between North and South, where Dva means 2.
Dos Cafundós: Capitão Coração. Far Out Recordings (FARO 167CD). 2012. Often frenetic, ever evolving, morphing through time signatures, moods and intensity, the band’s first full length release is a post neo funk, prog-jazz, samba punk hybrid showcasing the musical craftsmanship and diversity of Rio. Ten years percolating, distilling and honing a musical identity firmly rooted in the canon of sonic experimentation and hybridization, this album is far more than a mere collage of disparate genres competing for the listener’s attention. Instead, a procession of musical movements flowing through the raw energy of ska and punk, the ferocious musicality of jazz and fusion, the cultural traditions of samba and folk, the rhythmic underpinnings of funk and metal culminates in a listening experience akin to a psychedelic opera of Brazilian proportions, a beating heart tale of the manic circadian rhythms of life. Also available in a limited LP edition!
Leo Gandelman: Vip Vop. Far Out Recordings (FARO165CD). May 2012. Saxophonist Leo Gandelman is a celebrated Brazilian musician in both MPB and classical music. He returns here with his unique take on jazz music with a new studio album full of remarkable Brazilian samba-jazz compositions. This deluxe package features the full high-definition CD album and a bonus DVD featuring the record played live in its entirety plus a documentary shot during the making of Vip Vop. This is a high-quality sax-led jazz record full of invention and intrigue.
V/A (Tropicalia): Ou Panis Et Circencis. Lilith Records Dig-A-Log (LR340LP). 28/06/12. 180 gram LP with free CD of the album. Originally released in 1969, this album is one of the most significant in Brazilian musical history, spearheading the musical Tropicalia revolution lead by Brazilian legends Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, not to mention Gal Costa and mutant rockers Os Mutantes. Not only were the artists experimenting with the music, they were also making a very strong political statement that spoke out very harshly against the military regime in Brazil at the time. This album helped land Veloso and Gil a brief stint in jail and eventually in political exile in the UK.
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ETHNIC & WORLD MUSIC
Bester Quartet: Metamorphoses. Tzadik (TZ 8170). July 2012. Evolved from the previously named Cracow Klezmer Band, this quartet was founded in 1997 at the initiative of accordion player and composer Jaroslaw Bester; top of the renewal of the Jewish culture in Cracow, it aligns classicism and unequalled virtuosity in a mix of jazz, klezmer and classical music, with a singular knowledge of how to deconstruct a rhythm, play with shadows and light, alternate joyful frenezy and seriousity
Dabke: Sounds Of The Syrian Houran. Musiques du Monde (SHA 002). This CD is a compilation of selected tracks edited from old cassette recordings; it presents a dance called dabkeh, that has become the most popular folk genre in Libanon, Palestinia, Syria, Jordan and Irak. It is mainly practiced during weddings and feasts. The focus here is on the dabkeh coming from the Houran, a volcanic plateau located in the South-West of Syria. Besides synthesizer, saz and percussions, it is characterized by the use of the mejwiz, a double reed flute and a remote cousin of the oboe.
Farmers Market: Slav to the Rhythm. Division Records. 2012. Formed in Trondheim during the fall of 1991 and starting as a free-jazz quintet, this joyous Norwegian band found itself heading in a completely different direction: towards Bulgarian folk-music. The music of Farmers Market is a mixture of Bulgarian folk music, jazz standards, popular music and humor. The band has become one of Norway's most popular live bands, playing at all kinds of venues and festivals: jazz, folk and rock. Their first album was a live recording from Molde International Jazzfestival 1994. The present one - their fourth - is already selling out and receiving five stars in the reviews of all major Norwegian magazines; one interesting detail: all keyboard sounds (and especially organ) are triggered by the accordion player!
Rabih Abou-Khalil: Hungry People. World Village. 2012. Breaking a long tradition of releases on the German label Enja, this new album by the Libanese born oud player comes out on the French label World Village, maybe a consequence of the musician living today in this country. Hungry People has all the fundamentals of Rabih Abou-Khalil's writing and playing: music performed with a passion and an intuitive understanding between Abou-Khalil and his “Mediterranean Quintet”, whose some of the members have been long-time partners, like tubist Michel Godard or drummer and percussionist Jarrod Cagwin. Unique and yet strangely familiar, the music is delivered with a touch of humour despite the recent economic, social and political upheavals that inspired it.
Omar Khorshid: Guitar El Chark. Sublime Frequencies (SF 05200). July 2012. This three-fold double digipack is a compilation of the best hits by one of the most famous guitar players of the Arabic scene, started in Egypt in the 60's, then in Libanon from 1973 on. A 14 side booklet embellish the production
Melech Mechaya: S/T. Felmay / Dunya (FY 8192). July 2012. Portuguese quintet (violin / clarinet / guitar / bass / percussion) dedicated to klezmer music with a tinge of fado. Original compositions and famous covers form the repertory; a few guests appear, like the founder of the Klezmatics, trumpeter Frank London
Hafez Modirzadeh: Post-Chromodal Out ! PI Recordings (PI 44). July 2012. This Iranian saxophonist has studied the twelve modes of the dastgâh, the Persian musical tradition. Together with trumpeter Amir El Saffar, the second blowing voice here, he presents us a music underlining this tradition with reinforcements of micro-intervals (third and quarter tones) and retunings of the piano to fit the Persian scales (Vijay Iyer having the responsability of performing it) but also mixed with a rhythmic pulse and melodic sensitivity belonging to jazz. A revigorating and exotic sonic experience!
Salis / Murgia / Drake / Angeli: Giornale di Bordo. Sard Music (SAR 013). May 2012. Jazz expression and Sard culture aren't a common mix to find on record shops! Even if pianist and accordion player Antonello Salis has gained quite a reputation, his pairing with drummer Hamid Drake brings us to quite new horizons, reinforced by the ethnic touch of Paolo Angeli on Sard guitar and the voice and saxophones of Gavino Murgia; a refreshing journey!
Sund / Shashank / Phalgun: Here and Now. Gateway Music (AJSCD-02). 21/06/12. This album is the collaborative work of Danish guitarist John Sund with South Indian musicians Shashank Subramanyam (bansuri, bamboo flute) and Phalgun Parupalli (mridangam, kanjira, percussion). The result is a musical meeting between two cultures, mostly based on Indian music and generating intense prestations; from smooth meditative tones to emotion-filled solistic outbursts or rhythmic deployments, this album can be perceived by experts and neophytes either as a fresh approach to Indian music or a chance for a new knowledge.
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No-Man: Love and Endings. Street date: 02/07/12. This is a document of No-Man's powerful performance in front of a sell-out crowd at the Leamington Spa Assembly on October 14th, 2011. Retaining the intimacy and sophistication of the band's studio work while adding an edgy rock attack absent from much of its recorded output, the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson were joined by classical violinist Steve Bingham and other regular collaborators. It will be available (I guess for a short time) as a 2 disc cd/dvd in a limited deluxe digipack edition (CD + NTSC/Region 0 DVD)
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Please note the following: all the entries below are marketed at some time and listed here at launch time; most of them are much sought after items and therefore will quickly be sold out! It is impossible for us to know WHEN this will happen and with time going, they may still appear here after being sold out or deleted; therefore take a good look at the street date we provide ( when we know it!) and don't be too surprised if you happen to discover an unavailable item here; you will probably have found it too late, years after it was written down!
3 Hür-El: Hür-El Arsivi. Guerssen (GUESS056). July 09. 2nd album that came out in 1976, still on the Diskötur label. It has a more Western feel than the previous; more drums, less percussions but still an astounding blend of psychedelic rock and Turkish tradition, plenty of distorted fuzz guitar and electric saz. Comes with an insert, with liner notes and photos.
3 Hür-El: S/T. Guerssen (GUESS057). July 09. One of the very few, if not the only one, Turkish groups not doing any covers but only self-penned compositions, here in their debut album from 1972. A brilliant set of Turkish ethno-influenced folk-rock tracks with a psychedelic feel, some great electric guitar and fantastic Eastern percussion. A very rare album now available again, with mastertape sound, insert, liner notes and photos.
A Piedi Nudi: Creazione (95). Mellow Records. Sent in May 08: last copies of this LP + EP by an Italian prog metal band which many have compared to Deus Ex Machina because of the numerous stop-and-go sections, the constant theme changes and the musical complexity. So don't wait too long! If you read this today, act today! €25
Abiogenesi: Io Sono Il Vampiro. Black Widow 180 gram LP (also available on CD). BWR088LP / BWR088CD. 4th album by Tony D'Urso, this album is the soundtrack of the italian horror movie "I am a Vampire" in the usual Dark Prog style but also exploring a more psychedelic touches with the addition of great cover versions of Never Let go (Camel), Lady in Black (Uriah Heep) and Mary Clark (Black Widow) and with the help of Marco Cimino (keys) and Gigi Venegoni (guitars) from the 70's Italian band Arti e Mestieri. Beautiful artwork made by Anna Ferrari in gatefold cover. (LP €18 & CD €17)
Abuelo, Miguel & Nada: S/T. Abuelo Records (Abuelo016LP). France. Without any doubt one of the best Argentinean rock albums ever recorded, and probably also on of the best out of South America. Miguel, a true legend of Argentinean rock music, recruited some Argentinean musicians who were living in Paris at the time and recorded this wonderful album in 1973, but the band never promoted it because they disbanded very quickly. The LP became a collectable item very soon, and this is the first vinyl reissue with the original artwork in its gatefold cover, and the insert with the lyrics. Seven long tracks, a stunning blend of psychedelia, folk and hard-rock. A nicely done reissue of such a classic, with tremendous sound quality and limited to 500 copies.
Adderley, Cannonball: Somethin' Else. €13,5
Adverts, The: Live At the Roxy Club. Earmark. British punk rock
Adverts, The: Singles Collection. Akarma picture disc LP 180 gram. GET30P. €16
Agorà: Live in Montreux. Vinyl Magic (VM 086LP). 13/07/12. Founded in Ancona, Agorà curiously debuted with a live album instead of a studio one; music, as specified in the album notes, is clearly inspired by Weather Report, but the influence of their country fellowmen Perigeo is evident too. The artwork, made by Cesare Monti, is very peculiar too, with a front standing-up edge-cut tree. This is a faithful reproduction, in black audiophile 180gr. black vinyl.
Alluminogi, Gli: Scolopendra (VMLP121). New 180 Gr. vinyl reissue with the original artwork, label replicas and remastered sound. €17
Alog: Unemployed. Rune Grammofon (RLP 3116). 14/11/11. Individually numbered and strictly limited (300) 4LP edition boasting 77 extra minutes of brand new music not available elsewhere. Three of the records on white vinyl and one on black. Playful, adventurous, mysterious and exploring, this is an experimental, yet accessible, music of the very finest sort and comes highly recommended.
Alphataurus: Live in Bloom 2010. AMS 49LP-B. Clear Blue 180 gr. vinyl edition. 09/03/12. After being reformed, Alphataurus played a gig on November 6th 2010, part of the Bloom festival in Mezzago, near Milano. It was a memorable event for the lucky 700 people who attended it!
Alusa Fallax: Intorno Alla Mia Cattiva Educazione. Vinyl Magic VM103LP. May 2008. Reissue of a great little-known gem, in the best Italian prog tradition, originally released in 1974. The album is led by keyboards with classical influences.
Anak Bayan: S/T. GDRLP0704. Street date late August 08. Band from The Philippines, characteristic of an early 70's style called Pinoy rock. Limited to 400 copies only, coming in top quality exact replica covers of the original albums and great remastered sound. €16
Amon Düül 2: Phallus Dei. Revisited Records. 2009. LP reissue with the original artwork. €19
Amon Düül 2: Yeti. Revisited Records. 2009. Reissue of the 2LP with original artwork. €24
Andromeda: S/T. Black Widow Records (BWR 140). 05/10/11. One of the hidden treasures of the English psych-progressive era of the late sixties, Andromeda was originally released by RCA in 1969. The new edition will be released on LP, with the addition of the single "Keep Out 'Cos I'm Dying / Go Your Way"; the cover will maintain the original artwork with special laminated cover. Andromeda was a blend of psychedelic, progressive, jazz and hard rock power trio which lasted only enough to release one album. They were formed back in 68 by John Du Cann, later of Atomic Rooster.
Anekdoten: Vemod. Virta (VIRTALP001). 2LP. Street date: 11/03/11. Anekdoten's debut album from 1993 has been remastered. With gatefold cover, 180g HQ vinyl including bonus 12"(Sad Rain) and a poster. Limited numbered edition of 400 copies.
Änglagård: Viljans Öga. Street date: 31/07/12. After a long silence, here is the long awaited 3rd opus by the Swedish cult band! Available in a limited (1500 copies) double black vinyl edition or clear vinyl (500 copies) + 4 postcards! Don't wait too long!
Anima Morte: Face the Sea of Darkness. Horror Records (HOR026B). June 2011. 2nd very limited pressing of only 260 copies on bronze vinyl! Will not last forever ...
The Animals:Don't Bring Me Down (Decca Years) Earmark 180g LP + printed inner sleeve
The Animals: Singles Plus (180 Gr.Vinyl) 2 LP. €19,00
The Animals & Sonny Boy Williamson: Newcastle-On-Tyne, Dec. 1963. Charly Records (180 Gr.). The Animals second recording ever was this live performance at the Club A Go-Go with Sonny Boy Williamson on Dec 30, 1963.
Antonius Rex: Magic Ritual. Black Widow 180 Gr. BWR083LP. After Magic Ritual DVD success, cult band Antonius Rex is back with the Lp edition of Magic Ritual with the addition of a new 15 mins suite called "Fairy Vision" composed in 2001 in Vlad Tepes castle. Music composed by Antonio Bartoccetti, arranged by Doris Norton. €18
Antonius Rex: Ralefun (32th anniversary edition). Black Widow (BWR 128 LP). Jan. 2011. This cult album from 1979 includes the unreleased song “Proxima Luna”, recorded in 1980 and is officially released for the first time on vinyl!
Antonius Rex: Zora (77). Black Widow (BWR118LP). 32nd Anniversary Edition. 2010.
Area: 1978 Gli Dei Se Ne Vanno Gli Arrabbiati Restano. Vinyl Magic (VM 142LP). 180 gr. vinyl reissue of this album from 1978. The music moves in a stronger free-jazz direction. It was the last album with Demetrio Stratos who
died in 1979. Faithfully restored in the original gatefold sleeve cover! €20
Area: Are(A)zione. Akarma (AK 397 LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. €20
Area: Are(A)zione. Gatefold LP 180 gram Get Back GET5104. For their fourth album (originally released in 1975 on Cramps), Area's unique sound combined the punch of rock with the frightening chaos of experimental music. The "International POPular Group" was a fascinating band. This album contains one song from each of their previous records plus a 15-minute jam (the title song) and a free-jazz interpretation of "L'Internazionale". €16,50
Area: Arbeit Macht Frei. Akarma (AK 394 LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. €20
Area: Arbeit Macht Frei. Get Back (GET LP5101). 2007. Debut album by the massively influential Italian prog group, originally released in 1973 on the experimental Italian Cramps label. This ground-breaking album sailed Italian music into uncharted waters and right off the edge of the earth. Experimental politicized rock with overtures to prog and jazz all held together by Stratos' otherworldly vocals. Reissued with the original gatefold sleeve and the infamous "gun" insert, originally only included in the first 1,000 copies (because it was considered too incendiary and if they continued the album would have been banned). €16,50
Area: Caution Radiation Area. Akarma (AK 395LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. €20
Area: Caution Radiation Area. LP 180 gram. Get Back GET5102. Originally released in 1974, the band's second album added increasing levels of fringe experimentation to their already weird recipe. €16,50
Area: Crac. Akarma (AK 396LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. €20
Area: Crac. Gatefold LP 180 gram. Get Back GET5103. Area's third album is an eclectic furnace of jazz-rock, ethnic folk, experimentation and an ethically conscious manifesto for the arising of the masses, which made Area an icon of the Italian music scene of the 1970s. This is perhaps the best confirmation of the band's crazy fusion: furious, mind-bending rhythms and melodies balanced with humor and the avant-garde. €16,50
Area: Event 76. €12
Area: Maledetti. Akarma (AK 398LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. €20
Area: Tic & Tac. Vinyl Magic (VM 141LP). 180 gr. vinyl reissue of this album from 1980, the first released after the death of singer Demetrio Stratos. It also introduced two trumpetists and a saxophonist. €20
Ars Nova: Android Domina. Black Widow. Dark Prog by female japanese trio
Arti & Mestieri: Murales
Arvanitas, George: Soul Jazz. Vadim Music (VAD038LP). 180 gr. LP. 05/07/11. Any European jazz lover won’t hesitate to tell you. Soul Jazz is one of the most rare French modern jazz records and a cult offering that collectors snap up for big bucks. A LP from youth, Soul Jazz has lost nothing of its spirit and shine, and serves as historical proof of French Jazz’s originality. €17
Ash Ra: Correlation(78). Spalax. Release date: May 2004
Ash Ra: Belle Alliance. Spalax. Release date: May 2004
Both albums were recorded with Harald Grosskopf (drums, synthesizer) & Lutz Ulbrich (guitar, string synthesizer, piano & mellotron). Correlations is a lot more groove orientated than the solo works of Manuel Göttsching.
Ash Ra Tempel: First(69). Spalax. Release date: May 2004
In 1969 Ash Ra Tempel was founded by Manuel Göttsching, Klaus Schulze and Hartmut Enke. A lot more than hippy krautrock: the first step for deep & hypnotic grooves, spontaneous & psychedelic music.
Ash Ra Tempel: Schwingungen(71). Spalax. Release date: May 2004
Ash Ra Tempel: Join Inn. Spalax. Release date: May 2004
Last record with Klaus Schultze who then left the band for starting his solo career.
Astra: The Black Chord. 2LP. The new 2012 album will be available on transparent orange AND splatter-coloured vinyl. Street date: 16/05/12
Atlas, Natacha: Ayeshteni. €16,00
Atomic Rooster: S/T. Sireena Records (SIREENA4010). LP. 01/04/11. This LP reissue of the debut album from 1980 comes in gatefold cover with all lyrics and 180 gr. heav-weight vinyl.
Audience: S/T. Lilith Records (LR332LP). 14/12/11. 180 gram LP version + bonus CD of the album. Featuring a new "positive image" cover photo. Both versions present 3 bonus tracks, including the theme from their soundtrack to the 1970 skinhead classic Bronco Bullfrog. €16
Audience: S/T. Akarma 180Gr. LP (AK357LP). 1969 self-titled debut album penned by a British band who probably were one of the most interesting groups in the British panorama of the late 60's / early 70's. Their sound was a manifestation of their desire to experiment with and masterfully blend different musical styles, such as rock, folk, jazz, and blues. If we must make comparisons, Jethro Tull immediately leaps to mind, particularly because of the band's use of flute. €16
Auger, Brian: Definitely What. Earmark LP (180 gram). Cat. No: 42050. Though this album was credited to Brian Auger and The Trinity, it is in fact Auger's first solo album and he certainly deserved all the credit because it perfectly demonstrates this composer's beautifully fluid creative inventiveness. The album seems to open the road to free jazz and odd experimentation while remaining tightly linked to the pop-R&B vibe of Swinging London. €16
Auger, Brian: Get Auger-Nized! (The Mod Years). Earmark gatefold 2LP (180 gram). Cat. No: 42041. This double LP set compilation documents the wizardry of pianist/keyboardist Brian Auger throughout his mod years beginning in 1962 with Trio and through his highs and lows with Trinity, from 1964 until their final disbanding in 1970
Auger, Brian: Street Noise. Earmark gatefold 180 gram 2LP (42051). Last and perhaps finest episode in the Brian Auger/Julie Driscoll musical relationship (69). It features 16 of the most eclectic and versatile tunes by the London-born keyboard wizard. €24
Auger, Brian / Driscoll, Judy: Open. 67. Earmark 3 sided 2LP (180 gr.) 42049.
Aunt Mary: Janus. Akarma 180 gr. LP (AK 354LP). 3rd (and best) album by this great Norwegian band and a rarity, much sought-after among collectors of 70's progressive rock. €16
Au Pairs: Sense and Sensuality. Earmark. 180g LP
Baker, Chet: Misty. High Quality Vinyl. €12
Baker, Chet: My Foolish Heart. High Quality Vinyl. €12
Baker, Chet: Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings. Doxy (DOX866LP). 180gr. LP. street date: 14/06/12. This album from 1955 was recorded at Capitol Studios in L.A. over the course of two sessions.€16
Baker, Chet: Time After Time. High Quality Vinyl. €12
Balletto Di Bronzo: On the Road to Ys. AMS 42 LP. Feb. 2011. First time ever vinyl release (180 gr.) of two extraordinary documents, dated 1971! They form the demos recording made by the band in 1971 at Phonogram studios Milan, featuring the embryonic versions of two songs that would later be merged into YS (Introduzione and Secondo Incontro), with English vocals and arrangements that are quite different than the final ones. Taken from master tapes and remastered by Gianni Leone and Nicola di Gia in 2010. Also featuring a bonus track: an unreleased live version of "La Tua Casa Comoda".
Bambibanda E Melodie: S/T. Vinyl Magic VMLP137. May 2009. Post-Garybaldi group, of course featuring Bambi Fossati on guitar; their only album has the usual leading role for Bambi's guitar, but the use of percussion gives a more latin-inspired feel that sometimes reminds of Santana. Exact repro of the 1974 original, labels replicas and 180g vinyl. €17
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso: S/T. Sony (88697545051). June 09. Limited LP edition. The first album, simply called Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, housed in a large money box shaped cover, is still one of the most representative examples of the Italian prog, with classical influences based on the twin keyboards interplay and the original operatic voice of Francesco Di Giacomo. €35
Ray Barretto Y Su Orquestra: Charanga Moderna. GET 8031LP. 1962.
Barrett Syd: Barrett €14,00
Barrett Syd: Madcap Laughs €14,00
Barrett Syd: Opel 2LP €19,00
Bass Communion: II. Deluxe 180 gram heavyweight double vinyl edition of the second Bass Communion album from 1999, with exclusive music on Side 4 and the stunning Carl Glover gatefold cover. The music collects the six tracks from the original 1999 CD release, plus exclusive bonus tracks Wide Open Killingfeld parts 2 and 3. This first edition of 500 numbered copies is pressed on white vinyl. €30
Basso, Luciano : Voci. AMS04. Deluxe LP. Finally available in vinyl edition, the debut album of acclaimed keyboarder Luciano Basso, originally released in 1976. This is a highly appreciated instrumental effort, being cited by "The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music" as one of the best-ever examples of classically-influenced progressive rock. Voci is one of the few Italian records dealing with electronics, representing an interesting mix of classical-influenced progressive music and avant-garde. The record contains five long instrumental tracks, with keyboards to the fore and backing electric instruments. Among the guest musicians on this album, the Nuvole Di Paglia bass player, Mauro Periotto. A long OOP and therefore must-have for lovers of Italian prog!
Battiato, Franco: Clic (74). Sony deluxe LP reissue (SONY 88697615201). March 2010. Digitally remastered on 180 Gr. vinyl. Limited and numbered edition.
Battiato, Franco: Fetus. Sony deluxe LP reissue. Sept. 09. Housed in a outrageous cover (reproducing a foetus), Fetus was definitely a prog album, but a very original one, with a minimalist sound mainly based on the use of a VCS3 synth, unusual lyrics and complex arrangements. €24
Battiato, Franco: Pollution. Sony deluxe LP reissue. Oct. 09. The 2nd album still follows the way opened with Fetus, this time presenting a larger use of traditional rock instruments alongside synths and VCS3. €24
Battiato, Franco: Sulle Corde Di Aries. Sony Deluxe LP reissue (Sony 88697615161). April 10. Limited and numbered edition, digitally remastered on 180 Gr. vinyl. €24
Baxter Les & His Orchestra: Ritual Of the Savage. Universe. 180g LP
Beach Boys: Pet Sounds LP. €14,00
Beach Boys: Smiley Smiley LP. €14,00
Beach Boys: Wild Honey LP. €14,00
Beat Boys: S/T. Groovie Records GROO019LP. August 09. Along with Os Mutantes, the Beat Boys represented the most radical element in Brazilian rock; This disc includes the Beat Boys entire output under their own name: their sole album — an exercise in what one might call "controlled Tropicália" - laden with torrid psychedelic moments (released by RCA Victor in 1968), as well as a rare single track from the same year. A 20-page booklet includes lyrics and an exploration of the Beat Boys’ fascinating story.
The Beatles & Tony Sheridan: The Savage Young Beatles. Get Back - Rock. 180 gram LP on clear vinyl. GET570. €16
Beck Jeff: Blow By Blow. LP. €14
Big Youth: Ride Like Lightning. Earmark. 180g Gatefold 2LP. Best Of 72-73
Biglietto per L'Inferno: Il Tempo Della Semina. AMS 48 LP. 25/05/12. This album - recorded in 1974 but only first released by Mellow Records in 1992 - has been since repressed several times and is now available again on AMS Records, in a gatefold format with a beautiful renewed artwork, including exclusive photos by Cesare Monti.
Biglietto per L’Inferno: Live 1974 (BG003LP). 08/06/12. This concert, which was released a couple of years ago as a papersleeve CD and included in a beautiful celebratory boxset, is now pressed as a 180gr. audiophile black vinyl: a due tribute for an immortal band!
Biglietto Per L'inferno.folk: Tra L’assurdo E La Ragione. AMS 43 LP (2010). Limited edition in white vinyl! Behind this retouched famous band name (you have noted the .folk added at the end?) is to be found a special project. Featuring original band members Pilly Cossa, Baffo Banfi, Mauro Gnecchi and blessed by the approval and contribution of singer/lyricist/flautist Claudio Canali, the band's classics have been re-recorded but also re-arranged, in collaboration with young talented north Italian folk musicians (therefore .folk!) and a great female singer.
Björk: Medulla. 2LP (€22)
Black Sabbath: Born Again. Earmark Picture Disc (41048P). Black Sabbath's 1983 Born Again features an interesting combination between the dark sound of the band - here revamped by a super heavy production - and former Deep Purple Ian Gillan's bluesy progressive style.
Black Sabbath: Heaven And Hell. Earmark 180gr. LP and Picture Disc (41041P). €16.
Black Sabbath: Live At Last. Earmark LP (180 gram) + photo booklet. 1980
Black Sabbath: Mob Rules. Earmark 180gr. LP from 1981. Also available as Picture disc (41042 P). €16
Black Sabbath: Never Say Die. Earmark gatefold LP 120 Gr. 641033. €14
Black Sabbath: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. Earmark. 180g Gatefold LP + printed inner sleeve
Black Sabbath: Technical Ecstasy. Earmark gatefold LP 120 Gr. 641027. €14
Black Sabbath: The Singles. Limited edition (500 copies) of 6 x7" in a leather cover boxset. Earmark 41031L. Track listing --> EP1: Evil Woman /Wicked World EP2: Paranoid / The Wizard EP3: Tomorrows Dream / Laguna Sunrise EP4: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Changes EP5: Never Say Die / She's Gone EP6: Hard Road / Symptom Of The Universe
Black Uhuru: Brutal. Earmark 2LP (180 gr.) 43042. The classic Brutal 1986 release by this legendary band is reissued and enhanced with Brutal Dub
Black Widow: Sacrifice. Earmark 41046. Gatefoold LP (180 gram).
Black Widow: See's The Light Of The Day. Black Widow (BWR 145). 30/04/12. This 2LP + 10" set gathers the 1969 "demo" version of the album Sacrifice (already released by Black Widow Records under the title "Return to the Sabbat"), rare and unreleased tracks like the acoustic demo version of "Mary Clark" or "Daddy Babe", a long psychedelic track in Affinity style with Kay Garrett on vocals, and finally the first time release of a live concert at Teatro Lirico, Milan, Italy - May 10th, 1971.
Blakey, Art & The Jazz Messengers: Art Blakey!!!!!Jazz Messengers!!!!! (Alamode). Doxy (DOX865LP). 180 gr. LP. Street date: 14/06/12. Originally released in 1961, this album is one of the very few Blakey recorded for Impulse! €16
Bley, Paul: Closer. High Quality Vinyl. €12
Blitz: All Out Attack. Akarma picture disc LP 180 gram. GET14P. €16
Blocco Mentale: ¶oa. Vinyl Magic VM 032 LP. 10/06/11. This very obscure and rare album from 1973 was maybe the first ecological conceptual album in the Italian prog history (singing about the evil of polluting the planet); it is today for the first time ever reissued in its gorgeous gimmick gatefold cover. Limited edition in five different colours: red, yellow, white, blue and green.
Blonde On Blonde: Contrast. Earmark LP 42044 180 Gr. Using a fusion of folk vocals, a post mod rhythm section and fuzz guitars, Blonde on Blonde created an aura of freshness and inventiveness that gave new meaning to the term "progressive". €17
Blossom Toes: We Are Ever So Clean. Akarma AK344LP 180 Gr. quartet led by guitarist Brian Godding and Jim Cregan and one of the best kept secrets of the '60s British pysch scene. Produced by none other than Giorgio Gomelski, this is one of the most clear and convincing pieces of British psych pop ever written. €16
Blue Phantom: Distortions (1971). AMSLP05. July 08. First legit reissue with its original artwork for what is mostly considered the best instrumental psych record coming out of Italy. Entirely instrumental, Distortions was released in Italy in 1971, along with a single, and later released in other European countries, among which England, this time with a complete different artwork.
Superb fuzzed-out and wah guitars, moog... there's really plenty of "Distortions" here!!! Powerful rhythm section and fantastic guitar work, great production. €18
Branduardi, Angelo: Alla Fiera dell’Est (76) 2786948 + La Pulce d’Acqua (78) 2786944 + Cogli La Prima Mela (79) 2786942. Universal digitally remastered 180 Gr. vinyls. 07/02/12. Original graphic with the original vinyl booklet. €22
Braxton, Anthony: Six Monk's Compositions. €12
Brides Of Destruction: Here Comes The Bride. Earmark Gatefold LP (180 gr.). The 2004 debut release for this megarock ensemble featuring Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and La Guns' Tracii Guns with Scott Coogan on drums and London Le Grand on vocals, is a strong mixture of LA metal, hard, and punk rock with a hint of grunge.€16
Brown, James: Funky People 1. 2LP. €20
Brown, James: Funky People 1. 2LP. €20
Brown, James: In The Jungle Groove. 2LP. €20
Brown, James: Live At the Apollo. 2LP. €20
Brown, James: Motherlode. 2LP. €20
Brown, James: Soul classics 1. 2LP. €20
Brown, James: Soul classics 1. 2LP. €20
Brown, James: It's A mother. LP. €14
Brown, James: Reality. LP. €14
Brown, James: Slaughters Big Rip Off. LP. €14
Brown, Marion: Quartet. €12
Brubeck, Dave: Time Out. LP release date 31/01/08. €16
Bruford, Bill: Feels Good To Me. Winterfold BBWF003LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the debut album (78) by drummer Bill Bruford's band. Street date: 09/11/09
Bruford, Bill: Going Gradually Tornado. Winterfold BBWF005LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the 3rd album (80) by drummer Bill Bruford's band. Street date: 09/11/09
Bruford, Bill: One Of A Kind. Winterfold BBWF004LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the 2nd album (79) by drummer Bill Bruford's band. Street date: 09/11/09
Bruford, Bill: Rock Goes To College. Winterfold BBWF009LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the concert performance recorded as part of a live television programme aired in March 1979. First time on LP! Street date: 09/11/09
Buon Vecchio Charlie: S/T (72). Akarma (AK 1011 LP). 180 gr. vinyl limited edition. 28/07/11
Burning Spear: Marcus Garvey. 2LP. €19
Bushman's Revenge: A Little Bit of Big Bonanza. Rune Grammofon (RLP3123). 20/01/12. Vinyl edition in gatefold sleeve with free mp3 download of the whole album.
Bushman's Revenge: Never Mind The Botox. Rune Grammofon (RLP3125). 20/01/12. LP only release, the companion of the Bonanza album, recorded during the same sessions in Athletic Sound. Here they cover some of their personal favourites, fully showing the diversity of artists that is so typical for the listening habits of young Norwegian musicians not subscribing to specific genres. Meaning you will find Back Sabbath and Pixies side by side with Ornette Coleman and Sun Ra. And with ”Bushman Rock” they also cover themselves! This song was left off the ”Jitterbug” album but they recorded a vastly improved version for this new album. €15
Byrd, Charlie: Royal Flush. Doxy (DOX861LP). 180 gr. vinyl reissue. Street date: 17/05/12. Byrd’s eighth album for Blue Note, originally released in 1961, this album is also known introducing a 21-year-old Herbie Hancock to the jazz world, in his first ever recorded session! The album also features Hancock’s first recorded composition, “Requiem”. €16
Bysantium: Live And Studio. 180 grams 2LP. AK332/2LP. Byzantium were members of the early 70's British psychedelic scene who released three albums between '72 and '73.
C.Frank, Jackson: Jackson C. Frank. Earmark. 180g LP
Califfi, I: Fiori di Metallo. Vinyl Magic 180 Gr. VM122LP. Very good prog album (72), based on organ and moog sounds, with two outstanding instrumental tracks. A megararity, finally reissued on LP. €18
Camel: The Snow Goose. 180 gr. audiophile vinyl including full colour insert. Street date: 30/09/11.
Campo Di Marte: S/T. AMS - Vinyl Magic AMSLP01. This is a strictly limited reissue of 500 copies in 180gr vinyl, nice carton cover and a fully exact replica of the original (except that the new catalog number is on the labels), including the rare inner sleeve. Red vinyl pressing.
Can: Future Days: Live In Cologne 1973. B13 (B167). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP on clear purple vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). This album is made up of one long jam session recorded live in the studio at Inner Space in Cologne during the 1973 Future Days sessions. Future Days was also singer Damo Suzuki’s final album with Can. €16
Can: Monster Movie: Live. B13 (B165). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP on red vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). Those tracks, recorded live in Cologne in July 1969, were the first steps into the beyond, setting the tone for a whole new genre of German music that the world would soon be calling “krautrock”. €16
Can: Tago Mago: Live. B13 (B166). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP on clear red vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). Recorded in 1971 at Can’s Inner Space Studio in Cologne during the Tago Mago sessions. These two long tracks represent a live-in-studio jam where Damo’s vocals have really become an essential component in the band’s sound. €16
Cantilo, Miguel Y Grupo Sur: S/T. Guerssen (GUESS028). An absolute must for any psychedelic rock fan with overwhelming dual guitars; no doubt it's one of the best Argentinian records of the 70's. This is its first vinyl reissue ever and the sound has been taken from original mastertapes resulting a much better sound than the original!!! It's limited to 500 copies and comes with the gorgeous original gatefold cover.
Captain Beefheart: Clear Spot -Hq Vinyl- €15,00
Carol of Harvest: S/T (GUESS037). LP. Often praised as "the best prog-folk record ever", this German album from 78 originally pressed in 200 copies only is now available in a new vinyl reissue with killer remastered sound, insert with photos and linernotes, licensed by the band and in a limited edition of 700 copies.
Cash, Johnny: At San Quentin. LP release date 31/01/08. €16
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Abattoir Blues. 2LP
CCPP: S/T. Vadim VAD041LP. Dec. 2011. 180 gr. vinyl reissue of this recording from 75, a true gem from the 70's! Behind the mysterious acronym lies an impressive quartet made up of 4 of France’s best musicians of that era: André Ceccarelli on drums, Marc Chantereau on keyboards and percussion, Christian Padovan on bass and Slim Pezin on guitar. Backed by a solid brass section, they move from note to note with incredible virtuosity and energy, delivering a mutant and hypnotising funk that cannot be resisted for long.
Celeste: S/T. AMS LP15. 2009. Also known as "Principe Di Un Giorno", this is the first album originally released on the small Grog label in 1976 (though the music had already been recorded in 1974). The music had a strong pastoral character with delicious mellos. Fantastic reissue with only the first copies in white vinyl. 180gr. and gatefold cover.
Centrozoon: Never Trust The Things They Do. This is a limited edition vinyl companion to the 2004's experimental electronic pop release "Never Trust the Way You Are". Featuring powerful contributions from King Crimson's innovative drummer, Pat Mastelotto, this record is a fascinating collision of haunting atmospherics and hard-hitting rhythms
Chain, Paul - Violet Theatre: Vivid in the Dark. High Roller (HRRB 128). 13/12/11. Limited to 200 x solid purple vinyl + poster
Chakra: S/T. GDRLP0701. street date late august 08. Chakra where a US prog band with only one LP release in 1979. This record is nearly impossible to find and in case it's pretty expensive. The music is prog-rock to be placed somewhere in between bands such as Rush and Yes. Fantastic remastered sound and nice carton cover. Limited to 400 copies only, coming in top quality exact replica covers of the original albums and great remastered sound. €16
Cherry Five: S/T. AMSLP14. Sept. 09. Deluxe LP reissue of an album recorded in 1974 and released in 1976. The band was the forerunner of Goblin and featured the singer of L'Uovo di Colombo as well as drummer Carlo Bordini, half of the duo Rustichelli & Bordini €18
Chilton, Alex: Like Flies On Sherbert. Earmark. Gatefold 2LP
(The Bonus disc is live at Dingwalls, London, 28/05/80)
Christmas: Heritage. Akarma 180 Gr. LP (AK355LP). 2nd album by these Canadians and a savage combination of heavy 70's prog with influences of psychedelic rock and folk rock. €16
Cincinnato: S/T. AMS 55LP. Sept. 2012. This sole album is very rare, also in its unique recent CD reissue (AMS, 2006) and is now available in a perfect vinyl replica of the original 1974 release (the band had already folded a year before).
180 Gr. audiophile black vinyl edition.
Circus 2000: An Escape From a Box (HALP04 LP). 03/02/12. LP reissue of their 2nd album from 1972. €19
Clark - Hutchinson: A=MH2. Akarma (180Gr.) AK293LP. Debut album of one of the most interesting and irreverent bands of the British underground rock scene of the late 60s.
Claudio, Luis: Entre Nós. Whatmusic. Brazilian. April 2004
lost classic from Brazilian cult singer/songwriter. Features great folks like Moacir Santos, Wagner Tiso, Paulo Moura
Cluster: Cluster II. Lilith Dig-A-Log LR335. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. Originally released in 1972, this is the second album by legendary German ambient pioneers Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Moebius and Roedelius essentially create ambient electronic soundscapes that ebb and flow, droning on in a suspended world of anti-gravity where machine has conquered man.€16
Cluster: Zuckerzeit. Lilith 3. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. Originally released in 1974, Zuckerzeit marked a turning point for these seminal German space rockers. Recorded shortly after their move away from the metropolis of Berlin, it sees some of the abrasiveness of their earlier material slightly diffusing. With the addition of proto drum machines and the producing talents of Michael Rother, their sound here - while remaining firmly in anchored in experimental territory - has more pop sensibility.€16
Coleman, Ornette: Science Fiction
Coleman, Ornette: Broken Shadows. €13,5
Coleman, Ornette: Ornette! €13,5
Coleman, Ornette: Ornette On Tenor. €13,5
Collins, Shirley & the Albion Country Band: No Roses. Earmark 180 Gr. LP 42059. 1971's No Roses is both a seminal and star-studded album in this vein of traditional electrified English folk music. Featuring (then-husband) Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson and Simon Nicol of Fairport Convention fame. €16
Colosseum: Valentyne Suite. Earmark gatefold 180 gram LP (42080). This album, originally released in 1969, not only helped to define progressive rock, but also made history as the first release on the legendary Vertigo label. €16,5
Coltrane, John / Don Cherry : Avant Garde. €14
Comus: Out of the Coma. Rise Above Records (RISELP144). Limited edition on 180 gr. vinyl. Street date: 15/06/12. The feelings and convictions displayed within the grooves of "Out of the Coma" further display the undeniable uniqueness of Comus as an artistic collective as opposed to "just another band". Side 2 is made of one track, a recently discovered live 1972 recording. Also available on clear vinyl with green splatter
Cooke, Sam: I thank God. 180 gr. (GET8047LP). 1960 album originally released on Keen. Features guest artists like The Blind Boys and The Gospel Harmonettes.
Cooke, Sam: Sam Cooke. GET 8042LP.
Cooke, Sam: The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke. GET 8036LP. 1960.
Cuero: Tiempo Despues. Music Hall, Argentina. Sept. 09. First time ever vinyl reissue of an obscure classic from the Argentinean 70’s rock scene. The debut album by Cuero was released in 1973 and is a great heavy psych-rock & blues-rock album, very rare and hard to find as an original. Stunning guitar work and vocals in Spanish language, seven long tracks, all original compositions. Limited reissue of 300 copies only, with labels replica as well. €17
Culture: Chanting On. Earmark 2LP (180 gr.) 43041.
Cure, The: Three Imaginary Boys. Lilith LR130LPP. Picture LP 180 gram Non Shrink Wrapped. This is the faithful re-release of the original UK pressing. €17.50.
Damned: Damned Damned Damned. Earmark. Picture Disc
Dandelion: S/T. GUESS030 / GUESSCD010. Mega rarity from the 70s folk-psych French underground scene, reissued for the first time. Dandelion's first album was first released in 1979 as a tiny private pressing of only 300 copies. The vinyl edition, due to February 28, 2007 has an insert with liner notes and rare pictures, remastered sound and original picture sleeve design. The CD (available later) has a booklet with all these infos as well, and slimcase outer carton cover.
Davis, Miles: E.S.P. (180 Gr. Vinyl). €15,00
Davis, Miles: In A Silent Way. LP release date 31/01/08. €16
Davis, Miles: Live-Evil. Four Men with Beards (4M809DLP). 180 gr. 2LP reissue. 08/11/11.
Davis, Miles: My Funny Valentine. LP. €14,00
Davis, Miles: Water Babies. LP. €14,00
De Andrè, Fabrizio: La Buona Novella. Dec. 09. Part of the LP reissue program of Sony Music, this album from 1970 by the Italian cult song writer is now available again for some time (probably short, beware!) in a 180gr. deluxe pressing and digitally remastered. €18
De Andrè, Fabrizio: Creuza de Ma (84). Sony. 28/07/11. Digitally remastered LP with gatefold cover, limited numbered edition (1200 copies). €23
De Andrè, Fabrizio: Le Nuvole (90). Sony. 28/07/11. Digitally remastered LP limited numbered edition (1200 copies). €23
De Andrè, Fabrizio: S/T (67). Oct. 09. Part of the Sony limited edition reissue program and pressed on 180 gr. vinyl + remastered, here's De andrè's debut album.
De Andrè, Fabrizio: Tutti Morimmo A Stento (68). Part of the Sony limited edition reissue program and pressed on 180 gr. vinyl + remastered, here's De andrè's 2nd album.
De Andrè, Fabrizio: Volume 3. Dec. 09. Part of the LP reissue program of Sony Music, this album from 1968 by the Italian cult song writer is now available again for some time (probably short, beware!) in a 180gr. deluxe pressing and digitally remastered. €18
De Andrè, Fabrizio: Volume 3 (45RPM 2LP high fidelity sound). Feb. 2011. Limited edition (500 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl, digitally remastered. High Fidelity sound! This one is way more expensive!
De De Lind: Io non so da dove vengo... (1973). VM083LP. New reissue in 180 gr. vinyl LP for collectors of the unique De De Lind italian progressive album from 1973. Now available in limited edition LP with white vinyl. Only 200 copies available!
Death SS: The Horned God Of The Witches. Black Widow BWR 079. 2LP. 13/03/12. Reissue on double vinyl of this release of early Death SS material; beautiful artwork with a gatefold cover and 3 different versions: 100 copies pressed in blue vinyl incl. poster, card and sticker, 150 copies in white vinyl, 150 copies in clear vinyl. Will be expensive!
Dedalus: S/T. AMS 050 LP. 23/03/12. Black audiophile 180gr. vinyl reissue. Originally released in 1973, this first eponymous LP consists of instrumental jazz-rock compositions, influenced by artists like Nucleus, Miles Davis, Soft Machine, Stockhausen and many other musical innovators of the time.
Dekker, Desmond: Rudy Got Soul. Earmark 2LP 180gr. This double LP set presents all the major successes by Dekker, both as solo singer and with the Cherry Pies and the Four Aces (then just Aces) from 1963 to 1967. 31 classic hits from one of the most beloved rocksteady legends.
Delirium: III. Vinyl Magic VMLP126. June 08. Third album by Italian band with a great flutist, long time OOP and hard to find! Now available again, with the original gatefold cover and label replicas. Limited to 500 copies.
Delirium: Dolce Acqua. Vinyl Magic VMLP145. Feb. 2010. The debut album from 1971 is now available as Deluxe 180 Gr. vinyl in triple gatefold cover. €20
Delirium: Lo Scemo e Il Villaggio. Vinyl Magic VMLP144. Feb. 2010. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue of the 2nd album with gatefold cover. €20
D'Errico, Gianni: Antico Teatro Da Camera (1976). Sony 88697473361. This LP is usually considered as one of the best prog-inclined albums by Italian solo artists, and a hard to find one! A welcome reissue!
Diabolus: S/T. Akarma AK340LP 180 Gr. LP. Well-crafted blend of prog rock with psychedelic inflections, clever guitar and flute solos and sprinklings of jazz rock. Will undoubtedly appeal to afficionados of bands like Audience, Tonton Macoute and Jethro Tull. €16
Diablo Swing Orchestra: Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious. 24/06/11. This is a deluxe package limited to 500 copies only worldwide. It features a gatefold sleeve printed to the finest standards available, a printed inner bag and a coloured vinyl. This is a MUST for any fan or collector!
Diamond Head: Lightning to the Nations. Earmark. 180g LP
Discharge: Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing. Earmark. Picture Disc
Discharge: S/T Earmark. Recorded in 2001
Discharge: Never Again. Earmark. Best Of originally released in 84
Discharge: Decontrol (Singles collection). Earmark LP (printed inner sleeve). Early 80's.
DNA: DNA on DNA. No More Records (NO120). Dec. 08. This limited edition of a gatefolded double LP gathers all the recordings made at the turn of the 80's (the first EP, the "No Wave No New York" album, the much sought-after "A Taste of DNA" + studio and live versions of unreleased tracks, including the encore of their last concert at the CBGB, New York, in 1982). The cover is illustrated with rare photos, concert flyers, texts
Dransfield, Barry: S/T. Guerssen GUERSS031. New deluxe reissue on thick, HQ vinyl and hard carton cover, plus an insert with linernotes. Folky debut solo album from 1972. €16
Driscoll, Julie & Auger, Brian: London 1964-1967. Charly Records (180 Gr.). This is Julie Driscoll before and during her collaboration with the short-lived Steampacket, a group whose disbanding marked a more prolific partnership since Driscoll & Auger would soon converge to form Trinity.
Duello Madre: S/T. Vinyl Magic VMLP128. Street date: 20/01/2010. First ever 180 gr. vinyl reissue with gatefold cover of the sole album (a jazz oriented one) made in 1973 by this Italian prog band from Genova, featuring musicians coming from outfits like Circus 2000 or Osage Tribe. €20
Dün: Eros. Soleil Zeuhl (SZ 34). Sept. 2012. This cult Zeuhl album, originally released in 1981, is also the very first Soleil Zeuhl vinyl! It comes in a very limited edition of 300 numbered copies: thick cover, insert (repro of a late 70s Dün poster), 180 gr. white vinyl and it includes 2 download cards. One provides access to the CD-only bonus tracks in mp3, the text & photos of the CD booklet and to a pdf file of the poster ; while the other offers an 85 minutes Soleil Zeuhl compilation (mp3).
Dunwich: Il Chiarore Sorge Due Volte. PICT. LP. Italian folky prog. €16
El Alamo: Malos Pensamientos. GDRLP0703. Ultra rare vintage latin psych- rock record from Peru. Limited to 400 copies only (street date late August 2008), coming in top quality exact replica covers of the original albums and great remastered sound. €16
El Doom & The Born Electric: S/T. Rune Grammofon (RLP3122). 2LP. 06/01/12. 2LP edition in lavish gatefold sleeve with free mp3 download of the whole album (see description in the CD section). €17
Elder: Dead Roots Stirring. Headspin (HSLP321). 10/10/11. Limited edition of 200 copies on transparent green vinyl. Luxurious 2LP edition! Elder is equal parts hypnotic rhythm, uncompromising heaviness, and soaring melody. Continuously moving backward towards their roots in heavy rock, while also moving forward into more progressive and psychedelic territory.
Electric Frankenstein: What Me Worry. Akarma (AK 399 LP). 16/09/11. New limited 180 gr. vinyl reissue of the famous album from 1975, a guitar extravaganza with long spacey guitar solos by Area's guitarist Paolo Tofani who plays all the instruments himself
Electric Swan: Swirl In Gravity. Black Widow (BWR 146). 23/04/12. Electric Swan is the solo project of Wicked Minds' guitarist and founding member, Lucio Calegari. After a first album in 2008 and an intende touring activity the following year, bringing them at the Burg Herzberg Festival (Germany) and Crescendo Festival (France), they started the new album with some changes in the line up and Clive Jones (flute and Sax of legendary Black Widow) as guest. The music is still inspired by the many legendary names populating the heavy genre (Led Zep, Sabbath, Purple, etc...)
Elephant9: Live at the BBC. Rune Grammofon (RLP2118). 09/11/11. Vinyl only release in a numbered, limited edition of only 500 copies on white vinyl. Widely considered to be one of Norway´s best live bands, this album shows the high degree of musicianship in this trio, all tracks being first takes and without any editing whatsoever. Elephant9 is as always Ståle Storløkken (Supersilent, Humcrush) on Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes, Nikolai Eilertsen on bass and Torstein Lofthus (Shining) on drums.
Elephant9 with Reine Fiske: Atlantis. Rune Grammofon (RLP 3134). Street date: 07/09/12. Limited white vinyl 2LP edition in stylish gatefold sleeve including mp3 (320 kbps) download of the whole album. Only 200 copies pressed. Also available on normal black vinyl.
Ellington, Duke: Anatomy Of A Murder. Doxy (DOY666LP). 180 gr. LP. Street date: 31/05/12. Duke Ellington’s original soundtrack to Otto Preminger’s 1959 classic courtroom drama. €16
Elyse: S/T. Isota SODY32. Reissue of this rediscovered 1968 psych-folk classic - an attention-grabbing mixture of death-fixated medieval folk, imaginative pop arrangements and rockers drenched in sound effects, not to mention one song featuring Neil Young on guitar! €16
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Re-Works -Hq Vinyl- 3 LP €25,00
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: S/T Earmark 42054. LP (180 Gr.)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Trilogy. Earmark gatefold 180 gram LP (42057). We witness then (1972) the changes in the direction of the trio that gave up a little of its rough energy for more carefully polished yet intriguing inventions. This was a more commercially oriented and easy-to-listen-to work which soon became a much deserved mass success.€16
Keith Emerson: Inferno. AMS34 LP. Street date: 28/03/11. This record was released for the legendary Cinevox label in 1980 as a soundtrack for Dario Argento’s Inferno movie. First time ever 180 gr. audiophile deluxe vinyl reissue, the first 500 copies come with a poster that thoroughly analyzes both soundtrack and movie.
Keith Emerson: Keith Emerson Band feat. Marc Bonilla. 2LP EDEL (0192328 ERE). 2008. The king of the Hammond is back! A brand new album in a real symphonic prog vein. Together with Marc Bonilla (guitars and Vocals) and Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth), Keith Emerson rediscovers his roots and delivers a fantastic suite lasting most of the album.
Equipe 84: Sacrificio. Sony (88691989031) LP reissue of an album from 1974. Street date: 13/04/12. This album would be their most determined (and only real) effort at joining the prog scene; despite a good songwriting, great melodies and vocals, lots of typical Italian progressive rock instrumentation like organ, piano, flute, and strings, all very tastefully arranged, the band wouldn't gain enough recognition as a prog band!
Equipe 84: Stereoequipe. Oct. 08. Very limited reissue by BMG/Sony of the 3rd album from 1968 by this Italian pop band, that would have a certain Franz Di Cioccio in their next album!
Extradition: Hush. Guerssen GUESS 036. LP. It was 1971 when the rarest, and probably most wonderful Australian folk album of all times was released. The trio Extradition recorded this monsterpiece, Hush, and got it released on the Sweet Peach label. It is a very highly regarded album by worldwide collectors and fans of folk, psychedelia and progressive though it's basically acid folk music alone. It's so fragile, so rich, so beautifully done; there's a large and impressive list of instruments used here like piano, harmonium, harpsichord, bamboo flute, dulcimer, triangle, glockenspiel, guitar, violin, tablas, etc, and the beautiful female vocals round up the whole set. Nice reissue with remastered sound and insert.
Fahey, John: Red Cross . Revenant. Gatefold LP(180 g vinyl)
Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where The Time Goes? Woodworm
1000 Ltd. Picture Disc Edition
Fall, The: Hex Enduction Hour. Earmark 180 gram virgin vinyl gatefold 2LP 40040. Originally released in 1982 and featuring an entire album of bonus tracks!
Fall, The: Room To Live. Earmark 180 gram virgin vinyl gatefold 2LP 40041. Released in 1982 just after "Hex Enduction Hour". Also featuring an entire album of bonus tracks!
Fall, The: The Rough Trade Singles Box Set. Earmark 5x7" EP box set - ltd edition 750 copies. 40014s
Faust: 71 Minutes Of. Recommended (RER 1405). April 2011. Posthumous 2LP with unreleased stuff from the early time! Faust is a cult group who defined the Krautrock genre; this release should appeal to all fans.
Fire: En el nom del pare (GUESS038). LP. Well-known British group leaded by Dave Lambert, Fire's Single "Father's name is dad" (Decca, 1967) is considered a classic of the freakbeat genre, having been included in uncountable compilations since the 80's. The band is also remembered for their sole full-length album, "The magic shoemaker", a perfect example of the transition from psychedelia to progressive rock, in 1970. But before releasing this album, the band recorded a number of demos and acetates, ranging from freakbeat to psychedelic and early prog-rock. We've put together in this vinyl a collection of their 45s, demos & acetates (exactly like the mighty label Tenth Planet did in the mid 90's), which you can now get before the 500 copies sell out.
Flash: Psychosync. High Quality Vinyl. €12
Flea: Topi O Uomini. Vinyl Magic VMLP093. March 09. 180 gram vinyl reissue with exact repro of the original cover and labels. Sole album by these Sicilians who were based in Rome at the time. Originally released on Fonit in 1972 and a very very hard-to-find album. A great guitar leaded progressive rock album with a long suite on the A side and three shorter tracks on B side.
Flippers: Pronto Viviremos Un Mundo Mucho Mejor. Guerssen GUESS050. Expected street date: 30/09/08. One of Colombia's better known 60's & 70's groups but quite unknown outside their own country. Self-released on the leader's own label, this recording from 1973 blends psychedelia with progressive sound and soul as well. With a very good production, here we find Los Flippers at their peak of inspiration and being now a bunch of very experimented musicians. The result is much more mature than any of their previous works of course, and they really achieved a sound that ranges with any supergroup. With all original compositions except a Buddy Miles cover, they used a good dose of psychedelic effects and some tasty horns as well. As an addition, this first ever reissue comes with a killer bonus track from an earlier 45, with a sound reminiscent of Iron Butterfly. Remastered sound from tapes (except the bonus track), and insert with liners by Arturo Astudillo. €16
Forest: Concert. Klint Records (MJJ340LP). Street date: 31/05/12. Recorded in May and October 1972 for BBC Radio 1 by DJ Bob Harris, these sessions may be all that remain of this seminal acid folk band’s elusive third album!€15
Franklin: Life Circle - Discografía Completa y Rarezas. Cocodrilo (JLA-00.0104). Double vinyl set, 500 copies limited edition, featuring the whole Franklin output: their two 45s, the unreleased "Life Circle" album remastered from the master tapes and a couple of rare live tracks. Includes insert with liner notes and photos. €24. Their new line-up for those sessions featured two drummers and a new keyboard player. "Life Circle" is a conceptual album which sounds more prog-rock than their previous 45s, in fact we must say this is a must for anyone into Spanish progressive sounds: Nine tracks full of hard guitar, Minimoog, Mellotron, analog keyboards, some spacey and experimental-symphonic passages, English vocals
Franklin, Aretha: Aretha Now. 4 Men With Beards 4m131 180 Gr. LP. At the peak of her form in early period. Original artwork. €17,5
Franklin, Aretha: Lady Soul. 4 Men With Beards 4m130 180 Gr. LP. This album from 1968 became Aretha's second Gold LP. €17,5
Fruup: Modern Masquerades. Earmark LP (180 gram). Cat. No: 42052. This is the fourth album of the Irish group and one of the rarest and most acclaimed records of 70's prog-rock to date. €16
Funkadelic: The Electric Spanking Of War Babies. Get Back. GET98023 LP. €13,5
F-Word: Like It Or Not. Get Back Punk Series
Gale, Eddie: Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music. 4 Men With Beards. Gatefold LP (180 g vinyl). Also CD
Gale, Eddie: Black Rhythm Happening. 4 Men With Beards. Gatefold LP (180 g vinyl).
This second Blue Note album includes jazz heavy weight Elvin Jones on drums and sax man Jimmy Lyons. Again the mix is a blend of soul jazz, free form freak outs, and a gospel influenced street choir. Eddie Gale helped ring in jazz's controversial new thing during the 1960s and 1970s on a series of influential releases. His inspired trumpet playing graced Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures, Larry Young's Of Peace And Love and a series of recordings and performances with Sun Ra's Arkestra.
Garybaldi: Live in Bloom – Progvention Nov. 6 2010. AMS 51LP. 12/12/11. Finally available, as a vinyl only release, the first recording of the legendary 2010 progvention! Garybaldi's gig is an amazing travel along their greatest tracks, with the incredibile live vibe that has always been their trademark from the beginning. As Garybaldi's records have always featured special covers realized by famous painters, after Crepax and Guarnaccia it's now time for World famous Pietro Spica, who made a truly amazing artwork! 180gr. black vinyl containing a litography.
Garybaldi: Live in Bloom – Progvention Nov. 6 2010. AMS 51LP. 12/12/11. 180 gr. black vinyl + a litography. See description in the CD section!
Garybaldi: Note Perdute. AMS 2010. Triple gatefold LP with 180g black vinyl and a 25x60cm poster with vintage pics of Garybaldi/Gleemen. An amazing collection of rarities for one of the most important bands of Italian 70's prog-rock. This anthology contains a track that was meant to be included in their Gleemen debut, some live and alternate versions recorded between 1969 and 1998, and an amazing gem, three live tracks recorded during the Naples Be-In festival of 1973, one of the very few testimonies of those legendary festivals, as in those times no one used to record gigs in Italy!
G.B.H.: City Baby Attacked By Rats. Earmark. Picture disc
Gentle Giant: In A Glass House. Alucard (ALUGGV04). April 10. For the very first time in over 35 years, the hugely successful album is again available in its original format, this time on high quality 180 gr. vinyl, direct metal remastered from the original 1/4” tapes. €20
Gentle Giant: The Power And The Glory. Alucard (ALUGGV05). April 10. For the very first time in over 35 years, the hugely successful album is again available in its original format, this time on high quality 180 gr. vinyl, direct metal remastered from the original 1/4” tapes and including a bonus 7" (Power and the Glory + Proclamation live 77). €20
Getz, Stan: Plays with Jimmy Raney, Duke Jordan, Frank Isola, Bill Crow. Doxy (DOK217LP). 180 gr. vinyl LP with 4 bonus tracks + free CD of the album. Street date: 17/05/12. NYC session recorded between December 12 and 29, 1952, presenting a young Stan Getz (25 years old at that time). The first four tracks on the B side are taken from the Dec 19 session and are the bonus tracks. €17
Gil Evans Orchestra, The: Out of the Cool. Doxy-Goldenote (DOG901LP). 180 gram DMM gatefold LP with inside pocket. 15/06/12. Originally released in 1960, this album is widely considered to be Evans' masterpiece, on par with Duke Ellington in terms of orchestration, and essential listening for any jazz fan. This is also Evans’ first post-Miles recording (as humoristically implied in the title). €16
Ginsberg, Alain: Ginsberg's Thing. GET422 (Get Back Avant Garde Series). Spoken word album recorded at the Festival Of The Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy on July 8, 1967.
Girlschool: Hit & Run + 7" Tonight. Earmark. 180g LP +7"
This deluxe reissue of the album also includes a 7" of their hit single "Hit And Run" b/w "Tonight"!
Gleemen: S/T (VMLP132LP). Jan. 09. First time ever vinyl reissue of this monstruously rare Italian album from 1970 and a very important re-release, here in 180g vinyl, exact label replicas and gorgeous gatefold cover. Gleemen were no other than the mighty Garybaldi before a name change. €18
Goad: Masquerade. Black Widow BWR 122 2LP. March 2011. With this new work, Goad returns to break up the ground native to rock.
Goblin: Contamination. AMS 39 LP. 180 Gr. reissue. 03/02/12. "Contamination" was released in 1980 as a soundtrack for the eponymous horror/science fiction film; Unkonwn by most listeners, it's a release that deserves more attention, since it shows a wide range of music styles (Jazz, funk, rock, electronic) and once again Goblin's ability in writing film scores.
Goblin: Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark. AMS 12 LP. Nov. 09. Never reissued on vinyl before, great sounding 180g high quality vinyl! The only album (78) entirely sung in Italian, this is also the most progressive and symphonic of their discography! Gatefold cover. €20
Goblin (New): Live in Roma. AMS 54 2LP. Street date: 11/05/12. Deluxe edition in double coloured LP of the recent "Live in Roma" (already available as a 2-CD set), which is actually the first official live album for Goblin, here playing as "New Goblin" (see CD section for details). €25
Goblin: Non Ho Sonno. AMS33LP. Street date: 05/05/11. After a lengthy silence, Goblin reunited in 2000, again for a soundtrack for their long-time friend Dario Argento.. To increase the value of this very first release on vinyl, buyers will also get a brand new fantastic artwork by the famous Advent Productions studios, a thick and glossy Nonhosonno 90 x 60 cm megaposter, with movie artwork, reviews, discographies and much more. On the first pressing, 100 copies will be available in each of the following colours: red, blue, crystal, yellow and white. Don't wait too long!
Goblin: Patrick. AMS 37 LP. 180 Gr. reissue. 03/02/12. Patrick is an Australian thriller/horror movie made in 1978; Goblin were asked by the Italian distributor of the film, De Laurentis, to write a new soundtrack - originally composed by an Australian musician called... Brian May! - for the Italian movie market. The result is a mix of old songs chosen and added by the Cinevox Record label and new selections, strongly influenced by Alan Parsons Project.
Goblin: Profondo Rosso 35th Anniversary Edition (2010). AMS10LP. This reissue is a faithful reproduction of the very first pressing of 1975 and has 2 incredible extras: the vinyl is coloured with bloodsquirts and includes a fantastic oversized poster (66 cm x 66 cm) written by one of the biggest Goblin collectors. This poster contains the complete history of Profondo Rosso, some very rare newspaper articles of the seventies and for the first time ever the complete and detailed roster with all releases Profondo Rosso had in the last 35 years, including all images (over one hundred!!). A unique product for this truly legendary masterpiece! 666 copies limited edition! €25
Goblin: Roller. AMS 17 LPPD. Picture disc limited edition on 180gr. vinyl. Street date: 27/06/11. One of the very few Goblin records not intended to be a soundtrack!
Goblin: Roller. AMS 17 LP. Nov. 09. Never reissued on vinyl before, great sounding 180g high quality vinyl! Roller was the second record for Goblin, originally released in 1976, just after the successful score of Profondo Rosso, and is one of the very few Goblin records that was not intended to be a soundtrack.
Goblin: Suspiria. AMS 11 LPPD. Picture disc limited edition (300 copies) on 180gr. vinyl. Street date: 27/06/11. Probably the most scary soundtrack Goblin have ever written!
Goblin: Suspiria. AMSLP11. Special gimmick edition. 05/02/10. Made of the usual AMS heavy 180 Gr. high quality audiophile vinyl, this reissue features nearly the same pop-up system that was to be found on the original LP, where when removed from the outer sleeve, the inner sleeve unfolded to reveal a pop-up of Dario Argento’s initials, decorated with the demonic Goblin logo and the dead ballerina poster art from Suspiria. On the reissue, this is the outer sleeve that will reveal its astounding secret as it was intended in the original project! €25
Goblin: Tenebre. AMS 32 LP. 28/09/12. This reissue of the "Tenebre" OST vinyl follows the AMS Records tradition where a poster is attached to the LP replica, gathering informations for collectors about all the known exixting versions of the release, images of the discography and movie flyers and an essay presenting the filmand the soundtrack in detail. Not to be missed by any horror movie and soundtracks fans!
Golden Earrings: Just Earrings -180.Gr- LP €17,00
Gopal, Sam: S/T Earmark 42072. Gatefold LP (180 Gr.). Contains 2 bonus tracks originally released on Stable as the single "Horse/Back Door Man".
Gösta Berlings Saga: Detta Har Hänt. Released by the band, this album is now presented on on white heavy 180 Gr. vinyl. Limited to 150 hand numbered copies. Comes with a set of 3 photo prints from the 2008 recording sessions. Extensive retrospective liner notes. Street date: 15/10/12. This one will run fast, don't wait too long! It will also be released on black heavy 180 Gr. vinyl. Limited to 350 copies.
Göttsching, Manuel: Black Out(77). Spalax. Release date: May 2004
Göttsching, Manuel: E2 E4(81). Spalax. Release date: May 2004
This album is Götsching's masterpiece and has been unavailable for a long time; a cornerstone of techno music
Göttsching, Manuel: Inventions For the Electric Guitar
Grateful Dead: Live/Dead =Remastered= 2 LP €30,00
Green, Al: Simply Beautiful. Get Back GET 98003LP. €13,5
Green, Peter: Man Of The World - The Anthology 1968-1983. Earmark gatefold 2LP (180 gr.). This intense collection features several of his best successes with the 1968-70 Fleetwood Mac - before their move towards pop stardom - and some interesting tunes from his tormented solo career throughout the 70s and the 80s.
Grimes Trio, Henry: Call. High Quality Vinyl. €12
Grupo Amigos: Paloma Mensajera. Guerssen GUESS032. Originally released as a demo pressing in 1973, this album by the Peruvian band is without any doubt one of the rarest albums from the South American psych scene. €15
Guru Guru: Live In Bremen, 12 September 1971. Lilith Dig-A-Log (LR331LP). 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album plus one bonus track. 16/02/12. This album, recorded live at Radio Bremen in 1971 features the 23 minutes long “Der LSD Marsch” (“The LSD March”) from their debut album, UFO. Here Neumeier’s superlative drumming is given center stage and one can hear why Mani has consistently earned such high praise. The remaining two songs come from their second album (1971’s Hinten): the 22-minute extended prog tribute to “Bo Diddley" and the aptly titled “Space Ship”, an extensive sonic trip of 15+ minutes(!), only found on the bonus CD
Guru Guru: Live in Wiesbaden 1972. B13 (B163). Street date: 23/08/12. Format:140 gram LP on red vinyl with yellow label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). By the time this album was recorded, bassist Uli Trepte had left the band to play with Neu! and Faust and was replaced with Bruno Schaab of Night Sun (the stellar German prog metal band). This early live album, recorded in front of a crowd of dedicated fans, is essential listening, featuring two extended tracks, the 28-minute “Oxymoron” and the 23-minute Guru Guru classic “Baby Cake Walk”. €16
Guru Guru: Live in Wiesbaden 1972 / 1973. B13 (B164). Street date: 23/08/12. Format:140 gram LP on clear red vinyl with white label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). With the 37-minutes long freakout “Ooga Booga” and new bass player Hans Hartmann (arguably Guru Guru’s best in a long line of bass players) in the '73 concert, this live recording in Wiesbaden is a nice addition or complement to the previous Wiesbaden release (B163). €16
Guru Guru: Tango Fango. Revisited Records LP reissue. 2009. €18
Hackett, Steve: Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth. 2010. White vinyl 2LP edition. Also includes the bonus tracks from the limited CD edition + a downloadable code for the entire album
Hancock, Herbie: Thrust. LP. €12
Hancock, Herbie: The Joni Letters. New 2007 album released as a limited 2LP edition. Features singerNorah Jones among others.
Hansson & Karlsson: Man at the Moon. Universal (060252794541). Street date: 16/04/12. LP reissue of the third and last album of the Swedish duo.
Hansson & Karlsson: Monument. Universal (060252794540). Street date: 16/04/12. LP re-issue of the debut album from 1967 by the Swedish duo
Harmonia: De Luxe. Lilith LR 122 180 Gr. LP. Formed in the early seventies by Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Dieter Moebius of Cluster with Michael Rother of Neu!. Although this Kraut rock supergroup produced only two albums, their minimalist sound laid the groundwork for ambient and motorik rock for decades to come. Leaning slightly more towards Cluster's sound for their second and last release, 1975's De luxe featured more structured songs, along with a sparse spattering of vocals, and the guest appearance of Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru on a few tracks.
Harrison, George: All Things Must Pass. 3LP. €32
Harris, Eddie: The Theme From Exodus And Other Film Spectaculars. 180Gr. LP. GET2026. A series of film themes revisited
Hawkins, Coleman: An Evening At Papa Joe's. €12
Hendrix, Jimi: Rainbow Bridge - Early. Picture LP. €22,00
Hendrix, Jimi: Rainbow Bridge - Late. Picture LP. €22,00
Hendrix, Jimi: Smash Hits. Limited Edition. €23
Hendrix & Little Richard: Friends From The Beginning. Akarma (180 gr.) AK284LP.
Henry Cow: In Praise of Learning. Recommended Records (RERVHC3LP). Oct. 2011. 180 gr. LP reissue of this timeless classic originally released on Virgin in 1975. €16
Henry Cow: Unrest. Recommended Records (RER 1404). April 2011. LP reissue of the 2nd *sock* album, the one preferred by the amateurs and Fred Frith himself!
Hidria Spacefolk: Live At Heart (Burg Herzberg Festival). 16/03/12. Available now in a limited edition of 400 copies in orange vinyl with clap-cover.
Hollies, The: Evolution (1967). Sweet Dandelion (SWDDL715). Limited to 500 copies, with remastered sound, this reissue has been made preserving the original and harder to find UK Release, in comparison to the inferior US edition. Street date: 15/11/08. €18
Hollies, The: Butterfly (1967). Sweet Dandelion (SWDDL714). Limited to 500 copies, with remastered sound and preserving the original artwork of the UK edition as opposed to the US release which featured a different tracklist. Street date: 15/11/08. €18
Hooker, John Lee: On Campus. LP (180 gram) with PVC audiophile sleeve. GET7519LP.Vee Jay's 1964 album
Hooker, John Lee: The Real Blues. LP (180 gram) with PVC audiophile sleeve. GET7521LP.
Hooker, John Lee: Down Home Blues. Universe UV116LP (180 Gr.). Early recordings from the 50's.
Human Beast: Volume One (Instinct). 180 gram LP. AK335LP. This Anglo-scottish power trio only ever released this one album, a masterpiece, which stands tall next to pillars of the genre like Black Sabbath's eponymous LP and Black Widow's "Sacrifice". Their music oozes with hard rock laced psychedelia, held up by an amazing guitar that glides over savage and oneiric rhythmic tapestries, with intriguing Eastern leanings. €16
Hopo: Dietro La Finestra (1991). CAM 001. May 2008 reissue of the 2nd album by a classical Italian prog band with references to New Trolls and even Genesis. €17,50
Horace Andy Meets Mad Professor: From the Roots. Earmark LP (180 gr.) 43039. Watch out! This may be the hottest dub album of Fall 2004, since it sees two Jamaican heavyweights together in a well blended work of roots, electronica and dub. €16
Hostsonaten: Winterthrough is now available on picture disc LP with one bonus track not available on the
CD version. This is a limited (500) hand numbered edition! Gatefold sleeve. Not to be reprinted!
Hunka Munka: Dedicato a Giovanna G. – AMS 52 LP. 25/05/12. Reissue on 180 gr. vinyl of the sole album made in 1972 by keyboardist Roberto Carlotto from Varese, whose nickname was Hunka Munka
I.E.M.: 1996-1999. Double vinyl edition on ToneFloat of the I.E.M. anthology collecting all the music recorded between 1996-99 by Steven Wilson's experimental Krautrock influenced project. Limited run of 500 copies on 180 gram black and white vinyl, in a deluxe spot-varnished gatefold sleeve. Remastered collection including the whole of the first album, the Escalator to Christmas 12 inch single, and bonus material.
Ibis: Canti Di Innocenza, Canti D'Esperienza (1973). Vinyl Magic VMLP094. March 09. Now made available again in exact repro of the cover and labels! and in 180 gram vinyl. Also includes the amazing original insert. Ibis was born from the split of the band New Trolls and therefore features similarities with them, an astounding blend of hard rock and classical influences.
Inner circle: Forward Jah Jah Children. Earmark 2LP 43040. 25 of Inner Circle's greatest hits from the 1974-75 period are featured here
Inner circle: Heavyweight Dub/Killer Dub. 2LP. €20,00
Isaac, Gregory: Open The Door. Earmark LP 180 Gr.
Jacula: In Cauda Semper Stat Venenum. Black Widow BWR 051 LP. Available from April 9th 2010. The first pressing was only 300 copies! This cult album has been now restored and cleaned up, made available again!
Jacula: Pre Viam. Black Widow (BWR 135 LP). June 2011. Not to be mistaken for "Per Viam" (another album and both anagrams for vampire!), here's a great new epic, focused on the sadness, the melancholy and the suicidal tendency of the protagonist portrayed through seven fantastic musical paintings.
Jade Warrior: Breathing The Storm & Distant Echoes. 180g LP (Turning Point). €18
Jaklin: S/T Earmark 42073. LP (180 Gr.). Electric blues with some psychedelic touches
Jankowski, Horst : Swinging Explosion. HGBS. 2011. 100% Analog recording (AAA) pressed on 180 gr. vinyl and only available on vinyl!! This quartet recording, actually a night session at Jankowski’s own studio from 1971, surprisingly was forgotten to be released by MPS in the first place – although it had been archived as catalogue number 15310. Ample research in the MPS vaults finally made it to see the light of day some forty years later.€29.50
Jarre, Jean-Michel: Chants Magnétiques. Dreyfus (FDM46050361421). Sept. 2011. 180 gr. LP reissue of this album from 1981
Jarre, Jean-Michel: Équinoxe. Dreyfus (FDM46050361411). Sept. 2011. 180 gr. LP reissue of this album from 1978, an ode to water created in eighteen months and a true electronic symphony of intertwining melodic themes.
Jarre, Jean-Michel:Oxygène. Dreyfus (FDM46050361401). Sept. 2011. 180 gr. LP reissue of the classic album from 76 that seriously started the keyboardist's career. Oxygène was conceived as an ode to the air and Jarre succeeded with this album to give soul to electronic music.
Johnson, Robert: The Complete Recordings. Universe. 180g LP
Jono El Grande: The Choko King. Rune Grammofon (RALP 307). 25/11/11. This is Jono´s third album since 2009, but the recordings are from the period between 1995 and 2008, some of which predates his first album by four years. ”The Choko King” offers an open door into Jono´s surrealistic musical universe and is a rare gift to his increasing number of fans and anyone interested in the workings of a truly eccentric and artistic mind. The album has been meticulously assembled from home recordings, demos, rehearsal tapes, live and studio recordings and made into a completely new work by Jono himself. The sleeve paintings are by acknowledged Norwegian artist Christer Karlstad. This is a limited, numbered vinyl edition of only 300 copies with inner sleeve containing ”insanely nerdy details” on each track by Jono himself.
Joplin, Janis: Cheap Thrills. LP. €13
Joplin, Janis: Janis joplin. 2LP. €15
Joplin, Janis: Pearl. LP. €13
Joy Division: Les Bains Douches Vol. 1. and Vol. 2 Get Back Picture Disc GET79-1P / GET79-2P. Vol. 1 is recorded live in Paris on December 18th, 1979. Vol. 2 is from Amsterdam, January 11th, 1980. €17
Joy Division: Love Will Tear Us Apart. Vinyl Lovers (901288). 05/01/12. LP version on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve with double-sided printed clear plastic insert. This special edition LP features all three versions of the song that transformed Joy Division from mere band into legend. In addition to the original single version, we have two versions remixed by American producers Don Gehman of John Mellencamp fame (the “radio version”) and Arthur Baker (who also produced a hit single for Africa Bambaataa around this same time). The remaining tracks include “These Days” (which appeared on the original “Love Will Tear Us Apart” single), along with “Transmission” (their debut single released in 1979) and “Atmosphere” (originally released as a France-only single) in 1980. €16
Joy Division: Preston, 28 February 1980. Picture disc LP (180 Gr.). Get Back GET 069P. Punk
Kanenobu, Sachiko: Misora. Guerssen GUESS 043. Street date: Mid june 08. The 1972 debut album by a woman generally acknowledged as Japan's first female singer-songwriter. It's a near-perfect folk masterpiece, alternating full-bodied arrangements (produced by Harry Hosono of Yellow Magic Orchestra and Happy End) with Sachiko's lonesome guitar and pure, soaring vocals. Limited reissue of 500 copies, in gatefold cover and with a 4 page insert featuring extensive linernotes, lyrics translated into English by Sachiko herself and never before seen photos from the singers own archives. €17
King Crimson: In the Wake of Poseidon. DGM / Panegyric. Limited edition. 10/10/11. Manufactured on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl & housed in a reprint of the original stunning gatefold sleeve this edition also contains bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1970 pressing
King Tubby: King Tubby's In Fine Style. Earmark 2LP (180 gr.) 43035. Definitely the ultimate Tubby compilation, this album covers the brightest and most productive years (1972-74) in this producer/dubmaster's musical history without carrying some of the obnoxious assemblages that made some of Tubby's collections useless and/or poorly compiled.
Kinks: Face To Face. Earmark Limited Edition (750 copies) of Pict. Disc LP (180 gr.) 42003P. €16
Kinks: Kinks Size. 42062. First Kinks album with Japanese cover art. €16
Kinks: Live At Kelvin Hall. Earmark. 180g LP
Kinks: Percy. Earmark. 180g LP + printed inner sleeve
Kinks: The Kinks. 42069. Kinda Kinks with German cover art. 2nd release recorded in 1965 at the tail end of their world tour. €16
Kinks: The Kinks Kontroversy. Earmark Limited Edition (750 copies) of Pict. Disc LP (180 gr.) 42003P. Originally released in 1966 on Pye. €16
Kinks: The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Earmark gatefold 2LP (180 gram) Cat. No: 42040. this 2LP singles collection has all your favorites from the band's peak period. Includes an annotated track listing with comments about each track by Ray and Dave! € 25.
Kinks: United Kinksdom. 42063. The Kinks' Kontroversy with Italian cover art. Originally released in 1966 on Pye. €16
Kompendium: Beneath the Waves. 7Stones Records. Street date: 22/10/12. A limited edition on double 180 gr. sea-blue vinyl. Gatefold sleeve with full colour inner sleeves. See the CD section for description of the album
Koray, Erkin: 2. No Smoke NS004LP. 17/12/08. Limited to 500 copies. First time ever vinyl reissue of the third album by Turkish psych guru Erkin Koray. Much more traditional sounding than his other early to late 70's works. €16,50
Koray, Erkin: Tutkusu (GDRLP0707). This is the 4th album from 1977. Another brilliant psych-rock album obviously adorned again with some Turkish traditional music elements, though not as strongly as with "Elektronik Türküler". Here he even sings some tracks in English, giving the whole album a more occidental appeal
Alexis Korner: R&B from the Marquee. Doxy (DOK215LP) 180 gr. LP + free bonus CD of the album. Street date: 28/06/12. This album - actually recorded in London’s Decca studio despites its title - is often cited as being the very first British blues album. €17
Kotebel: Omphalos. PAT Records (PAT-002 LP). 2008. 2LP release of this album from 2006 (the 4th in Kotebel's discography). €22
Kraftwerk: Aerodynamik. Capitol. 12" 3 tracks. Release Date: 15/03/04
Kraftwerk: Live. B13 (B168). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP – grey vinyl with blue label in PVC sleeve with red lettering (limited edition 500 copies). "Kometenmelodie 1 & 2" were recorded live in Paris during the Autobahn tour in 1976 and featured the classic Schneider / Hütter / Bartos / Flür line-up. Side B was recorded live in Utrecht in 1981 shortly after the release of their prophetic "Computer World" album. €16
Kraftwerk: Radio Activity. LP. €12
Kraftwerk: Tour de France 2003. 2LP. €22
Kraftwerk: Trans Europa Express. LP. €12,00
Kravitz, Lenny: Lenny. 2LP
Lacy, Steve: Plays Monk. 180 Gr. LP. €12
Ladd, Mike: Negrophilia. Thirsty Ears THI 156-2. Unusual for the label, here's a LP version of an album from 2003 by a rapper in good company: keyboardist Vijay Iyer, drummer Guillermo E. Brown, trumpetist Roy Campbell and more yet!
Laguarda, Pep & Tapineria: Brossa d'Ahir. Mandrax MX0806LP. 27/11/08. Limited to 400 copies only, this is a Spanish folk-rock album, originally released in 1978 on the Ocre label. On this legendary album, Pep was helped by people like Daevid Allen and Pau Riba . Musically, it's a highlight in the Spanish folk-rock history; melodic, hippie, well-crafted and with a strong Mediterranean feel! €17
Laswell, Bill vs Submerged: Brutal Calling. KR001. Limited LP edition of the album originally released as AVAN 081; it has a new serigraphied black cover. Laswell's elastic bass is here mixed with a hallucinated trancelike drum 'n' bass provided by Kurt Gluck, more known as Submerged
Laswell, Bill: Final Oscillations (2003). Quatermass QS 137-2. 2LP of drum 'n' bass music
Latte E Miele: Passio Secundum Mattheum. €12
Le Orme: Ad Gloriam (68). AMS29LP. Street date: 28/07/10. Reissue on 180 Gr. vinyl of the debut album by one of the top Italian prog bands
Le Orme: Collage. Universal LP reissue (2786148). 06/12/11. 180 gr. vinyl & gatefold cover
Le Orme:Contrappunti. Universal LP reissue (2786151). 06/12/11. 180 gr. vinyl & gatefold cover
Le Orme: Felona e Sorona. This new edition, realized 38 years after the original album's release, features the remastered original album and for the first time, the English version, output only for the UK market for the label Charisma . The "Felona e Sorona" 2LP features the original lyrics written specifically at the time by Peter Hammill. It comes packaged in a stylish LP cover which contains a booklet with rare photos and the known discography in Italian and English by journalists and Giammetti Mario Ernesto De Pascale. A rarity to grab quickly!
Le Orme: L’Aurora delle Orme (70). AMS30LP. Street date: 28/07/10. Originally released on the old label Car Juke Box, this 2nd effort was a compilation of their singles tracks. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue
Le Orme: Live in Pennsylvania (SBM 0001 LP). 2009. In 2008 Le Orme released a fantastic DVD+2CD of their performance in Bethlehem for the 2005 Nearfest. Now they reprint in a limited edition the triple vinyl of that concert. The 3 tracks making side 6 have never been released before!
Le Orme: Live Orme. Black Widow BWRCD115 (1975-77). 2LP + 10". Nov. 09. Originally released in Japan by Nexus/King Records label over 20 years ago, this new reissue contains various wonderful live performances of one of the most known Italian progressive bands and contains five bonus tracks not included in the original Japanese pressing, gathered here on the 10" LP
Le Orme: Uomo di Pezza. Universal LP reissue (2786149). 06/12/11. 180 gr. vinyl & gatefold cover
Le Stelle Di Mario Schifano: Dedicato a ... Akarma (AK 1008 LP). 28/07/11. New limited 180 gr. vinyl edition of the sole album made by this band from Rome in 1967. The album contains a side-long improvised track on side 1, closer to avantgarde or contemporary music performances than to rock. Side 2 is more conventional, with five short tracks with psych influences.
Leoni, I: La Foresta (1971). Sony/Bmg 88697428211. 30/01/09. The only album from 1971 for this little known trio. A charming melodic progressive rock with large instrumental parts. Finally reprinted on 180 gr. vinyl with digital remastered sound. Gatefold sleeve.
Lobos, Os: Miragem. Mandrax MX0802LP. Mandrax is a newborn Italian label with a program of strictly limited pressings of 350 copies. A 1971 psychedelic album that was released by the Top Tape label (same as Modulo 1000), Os Lobos "Miragem" is a great album; some distorted psychedelic guitar here and there, organ and piano arrangements, some acoustic guitar... €17,50
Locanda Delle Fate: Live in Bloom. AMS 46 LP (clear orange vinyl). Street date: 30/03/12. This release, only available in LP format, is the last one in the series of official recordings from a magnificent and unforgettable night, the Progvention Festival in Mezzago (Milan, Italy) on November 6th 2010. Of course a limited edition that will run out very quickly!
Lord Invader: Calypso. Dagored RED154LP (180 Gr.). Originally issued in 1956 on Audio Fidelity.
Lou Reed / John Cale / Nico: Le Bataclan '72 Vol.1 Pict. Disc LP (180 Gr.) Get Back GET 122-1P
Lou Reed / John Cale / Nico: Le Bataclan '72 Vol.2 Pict. Disc LP (180 Gr.) Get Back GET 122-2P
Madden & Harris: Fool's Paradise. Akarma 180 Gr. LP AK315LP. This Australian duo is responsible for an exceptional fusion of progressive rock and folk, as the grooves of this album, originally released in a limited edition of 500 copies, prove. Published by Jasmine Records in 1975, Fool's Paradise manages to raise from its folkish background to a fuller rock experience, with the addition of mellotron and vintage keyboards. Dave Madden and Peter Harris are here backed up by a great rhythm section composed by Paul Baker (bass) and Doug Gallagher (drums) for an amazing session that reaches its apex in the suite that gives the name to the album. Impeccable. €16
Major Organ And The Adding Machine: S/T. Isota SODY31. An oft misunderstood modern psych-pop masterpiece created by principle members of Neutral Milk Hotel, Olivia Tremor Control, Elf Power and Of Montreal. €16
Mangum, Jeff: Live At Jittery Joe's. Isota SODY30. Already considered a classic live album from the genius behind Neutral Milk Hotel. This vinyl edition will also include a poster with new artwork from In The Aeroplane Over The Sea artist Brian Dewan. First time on vinyl. €16
Manson, Marylin: Antichrist Superstar 2LP. €18,00
Manson, Marylin: Mechanical Animals. 2LP. €18,00
Manson, Marylin: Smells Like Children. LP. €14,00
Marble Calm, A: Blue Turns To Grey. 2nd album by the experimental collective centred around the nucleus of Peter Chilvers and reclusive marimba/vibraphone virtuoso Jon Hart. A uniquely presented limited edition clear vinyl release on the Dutch Tonefloat label, part Ambient exploration and part Minimalist suite, the album continues to develop the cinematic and atmospheric approaches introduced on the duo's debut release, Surfacing.
Marley, Bob: Exodus. LP. €14
Marley, Bob: African Herbsmen. Earmark LP (printed inner sleeve) + SPECIAL BONUS: 10" in plain cardboard cutout sleeve! Originally issued by Trojan as a belated follow-up to "Soul Rebels" in 1973, African Herbsman gathered the remainder of the group's finest work for Lee Perry.
Marley, Bob: Kaya. LP. €14,00
Marley, Bob: Live. LP. €14,00
Marley, Bob: Natty Dread. LP. €14,00
Marley, Bob: Rastaman Vibration. LP. €14,00
Massive Attack: Blue Lines. LP. €15
Massive Attack: Protection. LP. €15
Maxophone: S/T. (75). AMSLP23. 01/02/10. High quality, heavy 180 Gr. vinyl! €20
Mayfield, Curtis: Back To The World. LP €14,00
Mayfield, Curtis: Curtis. Get Back. GET98017 LP. €13,5
Mayfield, Curtis: Roots. LP €14,00
Mayfield, Curtis: Short Eyes. Dagored RED158LP. Soundtrack to the 1977 Robert M.Young film.
Mayfield, Curtis: Rapping. GET8039LP. 1972
MC5: Are You Ready To Testify (part 1)- Live At Sturgis Armoury 1968. Earmark LP 40034 €16
MC5: Live At The Grande Ballroom 1968. three sided 2LP GET139LP €20. Street Date: 14/10/05
MC5: Live At The Saginaw Civic Centre, Jan.1, 1970. LP GET140LP. €15. Street Date: 14/10/05
MC5: Rehearsals. 2LP GET136LP. €22. Reprint of the now sold out original versions with new cover artwork. Street Date: 14/10/05
MC5: 1967-68. 2LP GET137LP. €22. Reprint of the now sold out original versions with new cover artwork. Street Date: 14/10/05
McGriff, Jimmy: Let's Stay Together. LP 180Gr. (72) Get Back Groove Series (GET8050LP)
John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension: Now Here This. Abstract Logix. October 2012. New studio album available on a 180 gr. double vinyl Limited Collectors Edition + Download + free CD. This collector's pack includes an original signed photograph of John McLaughlin, a 4 page center fold photo, handwritten score of one tune and commentary from John McLaughlin on every piece from this album!
Metamorfosi: ... E Fu Il Sesto Giorno. Vinyl Magic VMLP003. Deluxe edition of the debut album by this band from Rome, originally released in 1972 on the Vedette label. It has already most of the elements of "Inferno", with the peculiar voice of Jimmy Spitaleri, the strong rhythm section and the classical influenced keys, but you can also note some slight late 60's influences here. Very rare in original format, this is the first vinyl reissue ever and comes with great remastered sound, replica of the original gatefold cover and label, limited to 500 copies!
Metamorfosi: Inferno. New deluxe LP reissue for the band's unique Italian prog-rock opera and concept album from 1973! Superb gatefold cover LP edition with 180 gr. vinyl, all lyrics in the inner sleeve and original LP labels.
Meters: Struttin'. High Quality Vinyl. €12
Mingus, Charles: Blues & Roots. LP. €14
Mingus, Charles: Mingus Dynasty. LP. €14
Mingus, Charles: Tonight At Noon. LP. €14
The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach: S/T. Doxy (DOX863LP). Street date: 17/05/12. 180 gr. vinyl reissue. Recorded at Greenwich Village’s Café Bohemia on December 23rd, 1955, this brilliant live performance is an example of Mingus' well-known Jazz Workshop period, with Mal Waldron on piano, while George Barrow and Eddie Bert play tenor sax and trombone, respectively.€16
Mizutani, Kimio: A Path Through Haze. Therapeutic Records (THR-001). Dec. 09. Regarded as one of the absolute best albums from the Japanese 70’s scene, this 1971 release by Japrock guitar hero Kimio Mizutani is a psychedelic-progressive masterpiece. Tons of fuzz guitar, moog, keys, impressive drumming, something like a wilder King Crimson.
Modern Lovers: Modern Lovers Live. 77. Earmark LP (180 gr.).
Monk, Thelonious: Criss-Cross. LP. €13,00
Monk, Thelonious: It's Monk's Time. LP. €13
Monk, Thelonious: The Prophet. GET2025LP (180 Gr.). Album from 1968.
Montero, Alberto: S/T. Greyhead GH-007. June 08. Vinyl LP only, 500 copies in gorgeous gatefold cover of one of the most beautiful albums of the psychedelic folk-rock genre ever recorded in Spain. Fully sung in English, the disc is mostly acoustic but has some electric guitar flashing here and there with great result. Drums only in a few tracks, some cello and flute, piano and vibraphone, and brilliant, warm vocals by Alberto. €20
Mother Gong: Fairy Tales. Charly Records (180 Gr.). Cat. No 5018. Originally released in 1979, Gilli Smyth ('Mother Gong') with the help of Nik Turner (Hawkwind) among others, sets in music three children's fairy tales
Mothers Of Invention, The : FZ at Artisan. B13 (B152). 07/12/11. 140 gram LP Clear vinyl in transparent PVC sleeve with blue lettering; limited edition 500 copies. Recorded live between October 1968 and May 1969, these tracks were chosen, produced and mastered by Frank Zappa himself at Artisan Sound in Hollywood, CA in mid-1969. The album includes rare live versions of tracks recorded during The Mothers’ first European tour (Autumn 1968) and at various locations around the USA (mostly in 1969). €16
Motörhead: Bastards. Picture LP. €20
Motörhead: Inferno. 2LP
Motörhead: No Remorse. Earmark. 2LP 180g. Leather Sleeve Ltd edition
Motörhead: Iron First. Earmark. 180g Gatefold LP +printed inner sleeve
Motörhead/Girlschool: St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Earmark. 10" 3 tracks EP. 1981. For the 3rd track the 2 bands collaborated on a remake of Johnny Kidd & the Pirates' 1959 classic "Please Don't Touch". Also available now as PICT. 10" for €16
Motörhead: Orgasmatron. Earmark PICT. LP (180Gr.). 1986. 41029P
Motörhead: Rock'n'Roll. Earmark PICT. LP (180Gr.). 1987. 41030P
Motörhead: Another Perfect Day. Earmark gatefold 180 gram LP + one sided 12" (41049). Originally released in 1983 - now reissued in an enhanced version containing 3 bonus tracks from some of their best B-sides. was the first Motörhead album not to feature Fast Eddie Clarke on guitar and the first and only album to feature Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson, who was recruited initially to finish the tour. €22
Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond : Quartet. Doxy (DOX867LP) 180gr. LP. 28/06/12. Recorded in August 1957, this was Mulligan and Desmond’s first collaborative effort. A blend of standards and original compositions like Desmond’s “Blues In Time”, and Mulligan’s hit song “Line For Lyons”, Quartet is an absolute classic of Cool. €16
Murple: Io Sono Murple. AMS 44 LP. Vinyl reissue with the same gatefold cover and insert as the original from 1974.
The first 300 copies are pressed in green vinyl.
Museo Rosenbach: Zarathustra (73). Sony/Bmg 88697428191. 30/01/09. One of the masterpieces of Italian progressive rock finally reprinted on 180 gr. vinyl with digital remastered sound! Gatefold sleeve. €21
Mushroom: Early One Morning. 180 gram LP. AK328LP. Originated in Dublin in 1972, Mushroom were one of the top folk prog Irish bands of the period. A collector's item, Early One Morning is now reissued with four bonus tracks that were originally released as singles. €16
My Favourite: The Happiest Days Of Our Lives. Isota. Gatefold 2LP
Nektar: Down to Earth. Sireena Records (SIREENA4015). 12/03/12. 1974's "Down To Earth" with Hawkwind friend Robert Calvert acting as ringmaster for the progressive circus is a tremendous listen. This edition also includes the reproduction of a classic live Nektar Poster
Nektar: Remember The Future. Sireena Records (SIREENA4011). Street date: 15/06/11. This edition comes in 180 gram heavy-weight vinyl and includes a reproduced Promo 7" Single with two radio versions. For the very first time! "Remember The Future" was originally released in 1973 and for many fans it always has been the masterpiece by the anglo-German band
Nero, Leo: Vero. AMSLP22. Street date: 20/01/2010. Behind this name is in fact keyboardist Gianni Leone, here in 1977 starting a solo career after the disbanding of his band Il Balletto di Bronzo . The album was recorded in New York in 1976 and is reissued for the very first time on a great sounding 180g high quality vinyl! (it had shortly previously seen a limited vinyl reissue in Japan). The album is totally played and sung by Leo himself; the sound is mainly keyboard based but Leone played drums, minimoog bass lines and even guitar on some tracks. €20
Neville, Aaron: Like It `Is. LP 180 Gr. A formidable collection of his singles; produced by Allen Toussaint and originally released on Minit. Now on Get Back Groove Series (GET8049LP)!
New Trolls: Concerto Grosso. Deluxe LP Vinyl Magic VMLP129. May 2008. Here's a limited, wonderful reissue of the original album from 1971, with its gatefold cover and original label replicas. €17,50
New Trolls: S/T. Vinyl Magic 180 Gr. LP VM133LP. Sept. 08. The songs of this 2nd album from 1970 are still a pleasure to listen today; they are real beat and psych inspired killers, highlighted by great vocal harmonies and an Hendrix-inspired guitar playing. Not yet prog but catchy and well crafted! €18
New Trolls: Searching For A Land. Vinyl Magic 2LP (VMLP139). May 2009. Brilliant reissue of the 1972 double album by Italian prog hitmakers, mostly sung in English. One of the 4 sides is a live recording. This wonderful reissue is an exact replica of the original, with the gatefold cover with top flap. A very nice collectable. 180g vinyl.
New Trolls: Senza Orario, Senza Bandiera. Vinyl Magic 180 Gr. LP VM130LP. Sept. 08. Finally on LP again the legendary New Trolls debut album from 1969! The lyrics where written for them by singer songwriter Fabrizio De André, while music arrangements were due to a man that would become the producer of Le Orme! €18
Nico: Drama Of Exile. Earmark. 2LP 180g
Nilovic, Janko: Funky Tramway. Vadim Music (VAD036LP). 180gr. LP. 05/07/11. Doted with a great reputation and very stable value in the often fluctuating rare groove market, Funky Tramway is often considered to be one of the rarest and most well developed of Janko Nilovic’s records, easily rivalling his famous cult album Rythmes Contemporains. €17
Nirvana: In Utero. LP. €15
Nirvana: Mtv Unplugged New York. LP. €15,00
Nirvana: Nevermind. LP. €15
No-Man: Returning Jesus. Reissued on the Tonefloat label in a lavish triple vinyl format, No-Man's acclaimed 2001 album has never looked or sounded better. The first two LPs comprise a re-mastered version of the existing album as well as all the EP tracks officially released during the period. The third LP contains previously unreleased alternate versions and demos made during the five year period Returning Jesus was being recorded. The initial limited edition of 500 copies is available on 180 gram marbled multi-coloured vinyl housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.
No-Man: Schoolyard Ghosts. May 2008. A special limited edition of only 1.000 copies worldwide is pressed on coloured 180 grams double vinyl, and housed in a numbered cardboard slipcase, that also contains a full-colour 16page 12x12inch picture booklet, plus a 7inch with three exclusive schoolyard ghosts demos, written and recorded by Tim Bowness.
No-Man: Speak. Burning Shed. Deluxe 180 gram heavyweight vinyl edition in a lavish gatefold sleeve. The first 500 copies are pressed on marbled multi-coloured vinyl, and include an additional one-sided bonus 12" featuring the CD bonus track The Hidden Art Of Man Ray. Considered by Steven and Tim to be one of their finest works, the tracks date from the very earliest years of the band (1988-89), but were subject to re-recording and re-mixing in 1999.
No-Man: Together We're Stranger. This new 180g white vinyl version of the album comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and contains a previously unreleased 'drum' mix of "The Break-up For Real" and the album outtake "bluecoda".
Nowik, Williams: Pan symphony in E Minor. Guerssen (GUESS 063). Street date: October 30th. 2009. Guitarist William Nowik recorded this obscure instrumental record back in 1974 in the NY area. Psychedelic, progressive, very early Floyd sounding at times, Crimsonesque, and a kind of sound that reminds of the British early 70's underground but with an experimental, trippy touch. 14 tracks in total but played like suites. It seems only 200 copies were pressed and never distributed, so it needed 35 years to be discovered! This wonderful reissue comes with the intended original artwork, a nice remastered sound and includes an insert with rare unseen photos and extended linernotes. €16
Nuova Idea: Clowns (1972). Sony/Bmg 88697428201. 31/01/09. This band from Genova, with a direct link to New Trolls (Usai and Belloni), realized this fantastic album in 1972. Finally reprinted on 180gr. vinyl with digital remastered sound and gatefold sleeve. €21
Nuova Raccomandata Con Ricevuta Di Ritorno, La : Il Pittore Volante. AMSLP25. 16/02/10. 300 copies in black vinyl. After more than 30 years, Raccomandata Ricevuta di Ritorno is back and hits the streets with an astounding record with even more astounding guests, including Claudio Simonetti (Goblin), Lino Vairetti (Osanna) and even Carl Verheyen (Supertramp. €20
Oberon: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Akarma 180 Gr. LP AK314LP. Released in 1971 in only 150 copies, this record is not only one of the rarest folk-rock records to ever see the light in the UK but is also considered one of the top works in its genre. €16
Objectivo: Out Of Darkness (PPP003LP). Limited to 500 copies - white vinyl. March 09. This anthology album covers the period from 1969 to 1972 and presents one of the most important psychedelic bands in Portugal. The music ranges from Psych Pop influenced by the Beatles to harder, groovier freakbeat. For the first time reissued in glorious white vinyl, with full color cover and 2 page insert with detailed band history and rare photos. Includes their 3 singles, the EP and one super rare test-pressing edit version! €16
Odin: S/T. Akarma AK339LP. 180 gram LP. Odin's self titled LP is a crown jewel of epic heavy prog, gushing with first-rate guitar solos and cascades of Hammond organ. Originally from the UK, but based in Germany, the band signed with Vertigo in 72. The tunes found here are often laced with hard rock and blues and feature occasional Zappa-esque meanderings (Tribute To Frank), while sporadically spilling over into acoustic folkiness. €16
Oldfield, Mike: Ommadawn. LP. €14
Omega: 10.000 Paces. Moiras Records (CALP010). 15/12/11. This compilation available only on vinyl grabs the forgotten tracks of the early era between 68 and 70, including rare English versions, unreleased demo recordings and even a bonus track on a theme unusual for late 60s beat. €20
Opus Avantra: Lord Cromwell. Artis (AR003LP). 16/09/11. Reissue of the 2nd album, which didn't feature singer Donella Del Monaco. €18
Original Sound Track: Pulp Fiction. LP. €15
Original Sound Track: Reservoir Dogs. LP. €15
Original Sound Track: Rollerball. LP. €15
Os Mutantes: S/T. Lilith Dig-A-Log LR336LP. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. With the release of their debut LP in 1968, Os Mutantes cracked the already red hot Tropicalia scene wide open. Fusing traditional Brazilian music, psychedelia, rock and a good dose of pure experimentalism, they quickly became giants both in Brazil and in the outer fringes of pop music, where they have managed to reign supreme for the past four decades.€16
Osage Tribe: Arrow Head. Vinyl Magic VM50LP. 23/03/12. Still considered a must-have for any Italian Prog listener, "Arrow Head" is now reissued as an audiophile 180 gr. black vinyl, enclosed in a gatefold cover faithful to the beautiful original edition from 1972. The band was founded by Franco Battiato.
Osanna: Milano Calibro 9. Vinyl Magic VMLP092. Osanna's 2nd album, originally released in 1972 on Fonit and used as film soundtrack under this title (the original title being "Preludio, Tema, Variazioni, Canzona"). Now available again, with the original gatefold cover and label replicas. Limited to 500 copies.
Osanna: Palepoli. Vinyl Magic VMLP127. Deluxe LP. Now available again with the original gatefold cover, label replicas and the printed inner sleeve including the lyrics. Limited to 500 copies. Palepoli - Osanna's third album - was originally released in 1973 and contains three long tracks only, the first of them an amazing mixture of progressive rock with local Napoli folk. The whole album has excellent guitar and powerful rhythm section, and the production of the record is fantastic.
Osanna: Rosso Rock (LPRG2212). Sept. 2012. See the CD section for details.
Osanna & David Jackson: Prog Family. AMS 16LP. Sept. 09. After the CD release, here comes a gatefold double LP with over 70 minutes of music (see details on the CD section under Italy)
Out Of Focus: Four Letter Monday Afternoon. Missing Vinyl Records (MV006). June 2009. From a vinyl-only label who specializes in music the world has been missing out on for decades, here's a fully authorized, limited deluxe exact double LP reissue on 180g vinyl of the third album from 1972 by one of the finest German Krautrock groups, almost entirely instrumental and with a strong brassy touch.. Expertly remastered from the mastertapes. Contains one bonus track (When I'm Sleeping).
Out Of Focus: S/T. Missing Vinyl Records (MV005). 2009. From the same label, this heavy progressive Krautrock from the very early 70's, with lots of organ/guitar/flute riffing; this is their jazzier 2nd album, from 1971, which includes the seventeen-minute long "Fly Bird Fly Television Program" (a great song, a great song title); extended instrumentals and abundant solos. Fully authorized. Limited, deluxe exact reissue on 180g vinyl, expertly remastered from the mastertapes.
Out Of Focus: Wake Up. Missing Vinyl Records (MV004). 2009. This is the first album (1970) of heavy progressive Krautrock by one of the finest Krautrock groups with organ, flute, and guitar riffing to satisfy even the greatest requirements; fully authorized. Limited, deluxe exact reissue on 180g vinyl, expertly remastered from the mastertapes.
Paatos: Sensors. Mellotronen. 2007. A live LP recorded in Germany, Holland and France. The 180 gram LP is housed in a thick gatefold sleeve. Release strictly limited to 500 copies.
Paatos: Silence Of Another Kind. Mellotronen. 2006. Very nicely done with foldout cover, printed innersleeve. Comes in black vinyl (800 copies) and in white vinyl (200 copies). Great album!
Paatos: Timeloss. Mellotronen. 2003. An emotional and very melodic album with dark passages. Housed in a nice gatefold sleeve with a different booklet than on the CD. The first 300 copies in coloured vinyl.
Paese dei Balocchi, Il : S/T. Vinyl Magic VMLP125. Reissue on 180gr. vinyl of the sole album made in 1972 by this Italian prog band from Rome, formed in 1971. Here is a typical Italian symphonic prog album with strong classical influences and keyboards as lead instrument; it contains two long suites divided into small movements. €20
Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson & Brian Auger: Jam Session. Charly Records (180 Gr.). Recorded in April 1964, this album is the third jam session Sonny Boy Williamson recorded during his stay in London.
Pangea: Invasori. AMS-Vinyl Magic (AMSLP02). Deluxe LP. This is a conceptual album with 10 tracks put together into 2 long suites, some long instrumental and much elaborated parts, Italian lyrics. It's spacey progressive music with some pop hints too. It was out on Philips in 1976 but only in promotional form and without a cover! It comes today in gatefold cover, obviously new artwork, great sound and is limited to 500 copies that will sell-out very fast! €17,50.
Panna Fredda: Uno. Vinyl Magic (VM118LP). 27/01/12. With the first 300 copies pressed on clear transparent vinyl, here's a reissue of the sole album made by this band from Rome in 1971. Some English prog influences can be heard and classical influences are evident, especially in the keyboard parts.
Panzerpappa: Astromalist. Rune Grammofon (RLP3135). Street date: 12/10/12. New album by the Norwegian Canterburians!
Pariah: Youths Of Age. Get Back Punk Series
Parliament: Osmium. Earmark Limited Edition (750 copies) of Pict. Disc LP (180 gr.) 44008P. €16
Partisans, The: Police Story. Akarma picture disc LP 180 gram. GET15P. €16
Pascal, Gigi & La Pop Compagnia Meccanica : S/T. June 2011. Limited numbered edition of 500 copies! Great and very rare album (probably pressed in just a few hundreds copies in 1973) with the Hammond organ and drums as main instruments; the music has some nice classical influences, long tracks and very good, complex arrangements !
Patterson, Ben: A Fluxus Elegy. Limited edition (17 VOCSON). Avant garde. The new Ben Patterson piece, issued as a one-sided LP on Alga Marghen's VocSon series, is based on the basic principles of the polyphonic music of the Bantu tribes of West and Central Africa.
Patton, Charley: The Vocalion Recordings. Universe. 180g LP
Patto: Ducks in Flight - The Lost Jazz Album 1970/1971" (unreleased). Akarma AK346LP 180 Gr. LP. Ducks in Flight was none other than Mike Patto teamed up with the beyond talented Ollie Halsall on guitar. Here on both previously unreleased tracks as well as previously unreleased versions. €16
Peacock, Annette: The Perfect Release. Earmark 180 gram LP (42081). 1979's Perfect Release, continued in the vein of the previous year's X-Dreams. Diatribes on sexual and social politics compliment her pioneering style of jazz rock / funk fusion, further cementing Peacock's role as an individualist and musical pioneer.
Pelletier, Jean-Claude: Streaking. Vadim Music (VAD037LP). 180gr. LP. 05/07/11. Finally, one of European rare groove’s holy grails is rereleased, “a dance record like no other” as the presentation on the back of its cult sleeve with the naked runner proudly announces. €17
Pentangle: Basket Of Light. Earmark LP 42053 180 Gr. 3rd album from 1969. €17
Pere Ubu: Dub Housing. Get Back 180 Gr. LP. GET 058LP. €16
Pere Ubu: Modern Dance. LP. €15
Pere Ubu: New Picnic Time. Get Back GET 90059LP. €13,5
Pere Ubu: Pennsylvania. Vinyl Lovers (901295). 180 gr. LP + free 33 RPM 7”. 02/02/12. On this album originally released in 1998 in the UK, David Thomas and original guitarist Tom Herman, reunite for the first time in over 20 years; the free single includes “My Name Is ...” - with Jim Jones on organ and drum machine and David Thomas playing the vocals from a Mac - and “Fly’s Eye (alt. mix)”. €15
Pere Ubu: Song Of The Bailing Man. LP. €12,00
Pere Ubu: Terminal Tower. Get Back GET 90073LP. €13,5
Pere Ubu: The Art Of Walking. Get Back GET 90081LP. €13,5
Pererin: Yng Ngolau Dydd. Guerssen GUESSCD020. Released in the mid 80's, "Yng ngolau dydd" is the most traditional work by Pererin. On this one you won't find electric guitar, or keyboards. This is much more traditional Welsh folk, with strong use of mandoline, as well as electric guitar, percussions, violin and some flute as well. A strong album, featuring some tracks that might be among the best of the group's whole repertory, like the instrumental closing track, which still has the relaxing prog feel of some earlier works. Now released in a 500 limited CD only pressing, with mastertape sound and new artwork.
Perry, Lee & The Upsetters: Blackboard Jungle Dub. Earmark LP (180 gr.). A milestone in the history of dub for it was the first album to treat dub as a separate genre.
Perry, Lee: Reggae Greats. LP. €14,00
Perry, Lee: Revolution Dub. Earmark LP (180 Gr.) 43033. Originally released in 1975 on Cactus, this rare UK-only press set the pace for a brand new revolutionary style of dub reggae. €16
Perry, Lee. Skanking With The Upsette. LP. €17
Petrus Castrus: Mestre. Guerssen GUESS042. Street date: Mid June 2008. Very highly rated debut album from 73 by a Portuguese group. The album consists on 11 tracks featuring Portuguese lyrics, effective drumming and strong use of keys, though never falling into the synphonic field, this might be a blend of progressive rock and slight psych tinges. With a remastered sound from mastertapes and the original gatefold cover, this welcome and long awaited release will surely fill lots of prog collection gaps! 500 copies only!!! €17
PFM: A.D.2010 La Buona Novella Opera Apocrifa. Edel / Aerostella 0204902AER-CD(2010). 2LP edition. See details above (News page or Progressive page -> Italy).
PFM: The World Became The World. Cherry Red Phonograph (CRP114LP). LP reissue with the original die-cut cover and printed innersleeve. Street date: 23/02/12. This edition of PFM’s second album for Manticore (74) has been remastered from the analog tapes. €16
Picchio Dal Pozzo: S/T. Goodfellas (GFPDP1LP). Oct. 2011. 180 gram LP with printed inner sleeve. Picchio dal Pozzo can be considered as the definitive "Canterbury" inspired band, coming from Italy's 1970's progressive rock scene. Their 1976 debut album shows an incredibly rich sound texture, made out of some peculiar musical ingredients. Oblique tunes and liquid harmonies, airy flutes, crispy horns, loads of electric piano, fuzz bass, drops of jazz, pop romanticism, waves of minimalism, and pataphysical vocals and lyrics.
Pooh, I: Contrasto (VMRS358). Strictly limited reissue of 500 copies with original (and great) artwork and improved sound quality. This is their 2nd album from 1968. Rare and nearly gone by March 2008. €30
Pooh, I: Per quelli come noi (VRM36033). Strictly limited reissue of 500 copies with original (and great) artwork and improved sound quality. This is their debut album from 1966. Rare and nearly gone by March 2008. €30
Pooh, I: Memorie. VPA 8083 LP. Sept. 2012. This album from 1969 was the last released by Vedette Records, before the band moved on to CBS. Enclosed in a beautiful gatefold cover, a replica of its original version, the LP is here enhanced by the attached 7" single "Nel buio / Cose di questo mondo" (1967), in its rarest alternate cover version. €28
Popol Vuh: Einsjäger Und Siebenjäger. Spalax. With Daniel Fischescher
Porcupine Tree: Deadwing. August 2005: A small number of copies are remaining of this deluxe 2LP blue vinyl edition in thick gatefold sleeve with poster. Side 4 also includes the tracks from the Lazarus CD single "So Called Friend" and "Half-light".
Porcupine Tree: Fear Of A Blank Planet. Finally for all vinyl fanatics comes the double LP edition of Fear of a Blank Planet, issued by vinyl specialists ToneFloat. The double vinyl edition includes the album as well all 4 tracks from the the Nil Recurring mini album, all on 180 gram vinyl, packed in a state of the art heavy gatefold picture sleeve with innerbags, designed by Carl Glover.
Porcupine Tree: Moonloop. Vinyl preorder can be sent in March 2006. Issued originally on CD in 2001 for the fan club in an edition of 500 copies, this is a limited vinyl edition of the most sought after Porcupine Tree release. A long spacey, psychedelic improvisation of over forty minutes in length, moonloop is regarded as the holy grail for fans of Porcupine Tree's space rock era. Available in a limited run on white vinyl and housed in a twelve inch dark blue PVC, screen printed bag this will no doubt become as sought after as the original CD edition.
Porcupine Tree: On The Sunday of Life. 2LP. This continues Headspin's reissuing of the whole PT Delerium years catalogue. Deluxe remastered black vinyl double LP in a gatefold sleeve. Porcupine Tree's 1992 debut is an album that stands up a modern day psychedelic classic. With acid warped lyrics, quirky melodies, effected vocals and trippy backwards guitar work, the album also hints at the direction the band would take later
Porcupine Tree: Stupid Dream. Porcupine Tree's 1999 studio album released on black vinyl as a deluxe double LP set on US label Gates of Dawn. The remaster of the original album is on sides 1-3, and side 4 contains bonus tracks Ambulance Chasing and Even Less (full length 14 minute version). Comes in a lavish thick gatefold sleeve using the new artwork created by Lasse Hoile, and designed by Carl Glover. Previously available pressed on grey vinyl.
Porcupine Tree: The Incident. This most ambitious statement of intent to date is available in both regular and special double vinyl editions. The special edition is limited to 2000 copies worldwide, and features the two discs in separate picture sleeves together with a superb 48-page 12" book housed in a custom printed pvc slipcase.
Porcupine Tree: Up The Downstair. 2LP Burning Shed. Porcupine Tree have released a new double vinyl version in beautiful gatefold cover and inner sleeves. Content is the same as the new 2004 2 CD remaster, except that record two, Staircase Infinities, also includes a bonus track from the same era, Phantoms (this track can also be found on the Stars Die CD anthology).
Porcupine Tree: We Lost The Skyline. On the 4th october 2007 Porcupine Tree showed up for an in-store performance and signing session at park avenue cds in Orlando, Florida, with 200 fans also in attendance. Although it was originally planned that the full band would play, lack of space dictated that it was only the two guitarists/singers Steven Wilson & John Wesley who delivered an impromptu performance, including many songs rarely (if ever) played by the band, making for a very special and intimate show. Fortunately this one-off event was captured by a remote recording facility and the complete 8 song, 33 minute performance is now being released by Tonefloat in a 180 Gr. vinyl edition with a gatefold picture sleeve created by photographer Lasse Hoile and designer Carl Glover.
Presley, Elvis: Sunshine. Universe pict. LP UV164LP. All Elvis's early Sun Studios recordings on one extraordinary and collectable picture disc. Recorded at SUN Studios, 1955. €16
Prince Far I: Musical History. Earmark. 180g LP
Procession: Fiaba. Vinyl Magic VMLP123. Deluxe LP. With this second and last album from 1974, Fiaba moved away from hard rock. With a new line-up (only keeping guitarist and vocalist from their original line-up), Procession made it different, and still much better. Fiaba is an astounding piece of progressive rock with a slight symphonic feel, with guitar, bass, drums, flute and sax, and occasional keys, now reissued in its gatefold cover and also label's replica.
Puzey, Joseph: In My Lady's Chamber. Mandrax MX0801LP. Mandrax is a newborn Italian label with a program of strictly limited pressings of 350 copies. High level psych-folk from 1977, originally a Californian private release; There's only acoustic guitars, bells, gong, flute and slight percussions... but you won't need anything else! Puzey was a member of the band Yellow Autumn. €17,50
Quarteto 1111: Onde, Quando, Como, Porquê, Cantamos Pessoas Vivas. Guerssen (GUESS 062). Street date: October 30th. 2009. The rarest of all Portuguese 70's albums is now reissued in a limited edition of 700 copies! An absolute must-have album, and a very nice reissue with original artwork including backflaps, fantastic remastered sound and including an insert with rare unseen photos from José Cid's personal archive and liner notes by Quarteto 1111's authority Joao Carlos Callixto. €17
Quelli, I: Quelli. Sony (88697512471). The band was formed in Milan around 1970 when the ex-Quelli (a popular beat band during the 60's) Mussida, Premoli, Piazza and Di Cioccio met multiinstrumentalist Mauro Pagani from Dalton. The four Quelli had a change in their musical style near the end of the 60's and their 1968 album, produced by
Ricki Gianco and Gian Pieretti, alternate original compositions (pre PFM) and foreign cover versions. €23
Raccomandata Con Ricevuta Di Ritorno: Per... Un Mondo Di Cristallo. Deluxe LP Vinyl Magic VMLP117. May 2008 reissue of their sole album, released in 1972 on Cetra-Fonit. The original LP came out in a gorgeous gatefold cover with a very nice drawing in the inner gatefold and it's a particularly hard to find item. Typical Italian progressive sound with acoustic guitar, flutes and lots of keyboards, along with some jazz influences. A good representative album from the Italian progressive golden years. €17,50
Radius, Alberto: Radius. Oct. 08. Very limited reissue by BMG/Sony of this solo album from 1972 by the guitarist of Formula 3. This album has several members of Area guesting on a few tracks + other guests as well!
Ramones: We're Outta Here. Double Picture LP in a limited edition of 1000 copies.
Ramones: You Don't Come Close - Bremen 1978. Pict. Disc LP (180 Gr.) Get Back GET 124P
Reale Impero Britannico, Il: Perché Si Uccidono. AMS LP13. Sept. 09. Released in a very small batch of copies in January 1976 as the soundtrack of an obscure movie, this recording is a gem for collectors because it features the members of Goblin at a time where they still called themselves Cherry Five. An essential and rare record for Goblin lovers, that will suit both all psychedelic and progressive minds! €18
Red Crayola: The Parable Of Arable Land. Get Back Rock. LP 180 gram GET533LP. €16
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Can't Stop! W599. Coloured 7" €7
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Zephyr Song W592. Coloured 7" €7
Reed, Jimmy: At Soul City. GET7525LP (180 Gr.). Blues from 1964.
Reed, Lou + John Cale & Nico: Le Bataclan '72. Gatefold 2LP GET122.
Reign Ghost. S/T. Akarma. 180g LP
Residents: King & I. Remix (€17)
Residents: WB. Remix Limited Edition. The unreleased album from 71.
Renbourn, John: Another Monday. Earmark. 180g LP
Riley, Howard / Tippett, Keith: Interchange. High Quality Vinyl. €12
Riverside: Out Of Myself. March 2009. This is a strictly limited edition vinyl issue of Riverside's debut album, originally released in 2003. This release is limited to 1000 copies world wide and will be pressed on heavy 180 gm vinyl for superior sound quality.
Rocchi, Claudio: Il Miele dei Pianeti, le Isole, le Api (1974). Sony (88691988991) LP reissue. Street date: 13/04/12. A transitional album that would begin to pull the mystical, improvisational drone-folk back from the edges of space and reassert a more deliberate song structure here and there. Rocchi was helped here by musicians from Aktuala and this introduces a different flavor, compared to his previous few albums.
Rocky's Filj: Storie Di Uomini E Non (1973). Sony 88697512641. May 2009. Definitely a band that deserved more consideration, Rocky's Filj broke up soon after the album was recorded. The album is jazz-rock oriented, but all the tracks have vocals, and Rocky's voice is very original.
Rolling Stones: Don't Stop VS1838. Coloured 7" €7
Rollins, Sonny: Freedom suite. Doxy Dig-A-Log (DOK213LP). 180 gr. LP + 2 extra tracks and bonus CD of the album! 15/03/12. Recorded in 1958, this historic album cemented Rollins’ status as one of the greatest innovators in jazz. Experimenting for the first time with the “extended format” in a sax-led trio, Rollins and his all-star rhythm section (Oscar Pettiford on bass and Max Roach on drums) get down to business with the groundbreaking 19-minute “Freedom Suite”, which Rollins uses to draw a parallel between freedom in music and freedom for African Americans in the 1950s. Featuring two bonus tracks, including the Roach / Pettiford original, “There Will Never Be Another You”.
Rundgren, Todd : Healing. LP. €12
Rundgren, Todd : Liars. Earmark Gatefold 2LP EA103LP.
Rundgren, Todd : Utopia. LP. €12
Sallyangie, The: Children of the Sun. Earmark 180 gram LP (42082). Sally & Mike Oldfield's debut album, a cult classic of contemporary British folk, was originally released in 1968 (when Mike Oldfield was just 16) on Transatlantic, thanks in no small part to Pentangle guitarist John Renbourn who got them the deal and lent them his producer Shel Talmy. €16,50
Samadhi: S/T (VMLP124). New vinyl reissue with the original artwork, label replicas and remastered sound. €17
Santamaria, Monguito: Hey sister! €13
Santana: S/T. €13
Santana: Shaman. 2LP. €24
Santana: Soul Sacrifice. 3 LP. €25
Schulze, Klaus: Irrlicht. Spalax. 180g LP
Schulze, Klaus: Midi Klassik. Vinyl Lovers (901301). 180 gr. 2LP. 31/05/12. Released briefly on CD in 1994 and never before released on vinyl, electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze gives here a new reading of well-known compositions by Smetana, Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven, among others. €20
Schulze, Klaus: Mirage. Revisited Records (B0023P7ZW6). 2009 LP reissue. Will include a 16 page booklet in "original design". €19
Schulze, Klaus: Picture Music. Spalax
Schulze, Klaus: X. Revisited Records. 26-06-2009 2LP reissue of the album from 78. Will include an impressive booklet in the "original design". €24
Scorch Trio with Mars Williams: Made in Norway. Rune Grammofon (RLP 2119). 09/11/11. Vinyl only release in a numbered, limited edition of only 500. White vinyl. Classic double live album from this free spirited international trio, this time expanded with Chicago sax player Mars Williams. Recorded at Oslo´s Café Mono and at the Nattjazz festival in Bergen, both in May 2011, this fully shows how new drummer Frank Rosaly now is a perfect partner to founders Raoul Björkenheim (guitar) and bass player Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, not to mention Williams who fits in perfectly with only a minimum of rehearsals before these concerts. The interplay is simply stunning and the sound is of studio quality. Sporting a beautiful gatefold sleeve this is simply a great package all around.
Scott-Heron, Gil : Revolution Will Not Be. LP. €14,00
Seeds, The: S/T. Picture LP GET628 P. €16. Street Date: 14/10/05
Seeds, The: A Web Of Sounds. Picture LP GET629 P. €16. Street Date: 14/10/05
Semiramis: Dedicato a Frazz (1973). TRI 1004 LP. New reissue in 180 gr. vinyl LP for collectors of the unique Semiramis Italian progresive album from 1973. Now available in limited edition LP with green vinyl. Only 200 copies available!
Senogul: S/T. PAT Records (PAT-001 LP). 2008. 2LP release of the debut album by a Spanish instrumental band hailing from Asturias. Mediterranean flavored prog rock crossed with jazz-rock. €22
Sevens, The: S/T (FA 6507). LP in stereo, with large poster. Here comes the first official reissue of the best and rarest Swiss 60's beat, garage album by a legendary group from Basel.
Sevens, The: Same + bonus all the 45 singles. Akarma AK317LP 180 Gr. Originally released in 65 as a full length LP with 12 tracks, this reissue features 7 extra tracks from their following singles all released in 1966. A must for all the garage rockers, this album will please anyone who is into the Rolling Stones and the Animals. €16
Cha Cha Shaw: Into Morning. Folkways (FW32863LP). Street date: 21/06/12. Released in 1976, this is the debut recording from trumpeter Charles “Cha Cha” Shaw. Incorporating elements of spiritual free jazz and post-bop, this is a beautiful session from an under-heralded talent who recorded with the likes of John Coltrane, Curtis Mayfield, Rashied Ali and more. Lovingly reissued on vinyl in an exact replica of the original packaging.
Shepp, Archie: Live In Antibes Vol. 1 & 2. 2LP. €18
Shuggie Otis: In Session Information. RPM Vinyl. 180g LP
Siena Root: Different Realities. Headspin Records (HSLP314). 17/10/09. Limited 180 gram vinyl issue of the 4th album from this Swedish quartet, housed in a deluxe gatefold 'embossed' sleeve! We get here 2 long tracks, divided into 10 pieces, whereof the first section is a classic Siena Root sounding experience, recalling bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, but with a more psychedelic edge. The 2nd part is an Indian inspired piece filled with stoned moments, sitars, tablas and of course electric instruments.
Simmons, Sonny: Music From The Spheres. €12
Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water. LP. €14,00
Simone, Nina: Little Girl Blue =Ltd= LP. €16,00
Simone, Nina: Nina At Town Hall. 4 Men With Beards 4m129 180 Gr. LP. One of Nina Simone's finest recordings, this 1959 Colpix LP features the unique singer/pianist performing classic versions of "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "The Other Woman," and "Wild Is the Wind." with supportive work from bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Al "Tootie" Heath. €17,5
Simone, Nina: The Amazing Nina Simone. 4 Men With Beards 4m126 180 Gr. Nina's second LP, originally released in 1959. €17,5
Slits, The: Cut. 4 Men With Beards 180 gram LP (4M506). Originally released in 1979, the debut from British all-girl post-punk band The Slits is available on 180 gram vinyl for the first time. Mixing a punk attitude and D.I.Y style with reggae rhythms and dub recording techniques, The Slits made some of the most avant pop of the period, which still sounds fresh and innovative today. €18
Slits, The: In The Beginning. Get Back PIC. LP. GET 075P. €16
Sly & Robbie: Riddim. Earmark 2LP (180 Gr.). An extensive collection of some of the finest dubs from 1978 to 1980 by the drum and bass duo!
Small Faces: Ogden's Nut Gone Flake. Picture disc LP 180 gram Get Back GET550 P. Perhaps the best album the Small faces ever recorded, and certainly one of the greats of the 60s. It topped the UK charts when it was released in 1968 on the Immediate label. Also includes 2 bonus tracks, "Donkey Rides, A Penny, A Glass" and "Every Little Bit Hurts". €17
Smash: La Glorieta De Los Lotos (LSDLP001). Feb. 09. Presented by LSD Records from Portugal, here is the debut album originally released in 1970 by one of the biggest names of the Spanish 70's underground. Featuring guitarist Gualberto, the album mixes psychedelia with Andalusian roots. A very rare album, now available again, with 500 copies pressed. €17
Smash: We Come To Smash This Time (LSDLP002). Feb. 09. Presented by LSD Records from Portugal, here's the 2nd and last album from 1971. The band dropped some hard rock influence to the mix, so it's hard-psychedelic flamenco rock you get here! 500 copies pressed. €17
Soft Machine: Live at Het Turfschip, Netherlands, 31 January 1970. Vinyl Lovers 180 gr. 2LP (901240). 12/01/12. Especially interesting if only because this double LP represents the only existing recording of a very rare and short-lived quintet version of the band. Sax/ flute player Lyn Dobson was the fifth member here, left over from the band’s days as a septet. Just three months later Dobson would move on, leaving the classic Ratledge-Dean-Hopper-Wyatt line-up in place. €20
Soft Machine: The Earliest Recordings. B13 (B159). Format: 140 gram LP on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve with blue lettering & red label (limited edition 500 copies). This is actually a selection of tracks taken from OOP Voiceprint releases: Canterburied Sounds Vol. 1 & 3 + Daevid Allen Trio live in 1963 (at London’s Marquee club). €16
Solal, Martial: Breathless (À Bout de Souffle) - Original Soundtrack. Doxy DOY665LP. Gatefold 180 gr. 45 rpm LP with inside pocket. 31/05/12. Don’t miss this deluxe vinyl edition of the original soundtrack to Jean Luc Godard’s 1960 masterpiece À Bout de Souffle. For the soundtrack, Godard enlisted the talents of Martial Solal, a member of the Parisian jazz scene whose low key approach gave the film exactly the ambience it needed to exude “young, cool and sexy” from every pore ... which it still does with surprising efficacy, more than 50 years later. €16
Som Ambiente: S/T. Whatmusic. April 2004. A cool and funky covers album showcasing the anonymous talents of later brazilian supergroup Azymuth!
Snopek III, Sigmund: Virginia Wolf. 2LP. €18
Soft Shoe: For Those Alone. GDRLP0702. Street date late August 08. Incredibly rare folk prog record from 1978, probably ranging among the best obscure electric folk prog records coming from the UK in the late 70's. Mellow sounds, nice vocals and good arrangements. Limited to 400 copies only, coming in top quality exact replica covers of the original albums and great remastered sound. €16
Som Imaginario: S/T. Street date: 15/11/08. Sweet Dandelion (SWDDL713). Limited edition (500 copies), with remastered sound and preserving the original artwork. This debut album from 1970 is full of psychedelic effects and pounding beats, all blended with traditional Brazilian styles like Samba and Bossanova, and with that special magic that music out of this country has. Finally reissued in vinyl, this is the key to completing your Brazilian psych collection. €18
Sorrenti, Jenny: Com’è Grande Enfermidade (PS 054). 180 gr. LP. Street date: 18/05/12. New album by ex Saint Just vocalist. Her voice is better than ever and if you are into Celtic folk like Enya or Clannad, this LP is for you! Sung in italian and in other languages and dialects. Limited signed copy!
Spalding, Esperanza: Junjo. Ayva Music (AYVALP 036). 18/05/11. Limited Edition vinyl pressing (Audiophile Grade 180 Gram Vinyl). Esperanza Spalding's debut recording project, the nine-track Junjo includes original works by Esperanza, pianist Aruán Ortiz and drummer Francisco Mela in addition to handpicked classics by Brazilian composer Egberto Gismonti , pianist Jimmy Rowles (The Peacocks) and Chick Corea (Humpty Dumpty).
Spencer Davis Group: With Their New Face On. RPM Vinyl. 180g LP
Spencer Davis Group: Mojo Rhythms And Midnight Blues. RPM. Gatefold 180g LP. Radio Sessions 65-67.
Spencer Davis Group: Mojo Rhythms And Midnight Blues. RPM. Gatefold 180g LP. Live Shows 65-66
Spirit: Cosmic Smile. Akarma 180 Gr. LP (AK356LP). This album came to life between 91 and 95 but it is not a collection, it is a real album and of high quality. €16
Spirits Burning: Alien Injection. Black Widow BWR103. 2LP. A free-will multi-participant association founded by American musician, composer and producer Don Falcone.
Spirogyra: St. Radigunds. 180 gram LP AK330LP. Originally a quartet, the group debuted with this splendid album in 1971, featuring the crystalline voice of Barbara Gaskin as well as the imaginative and innovative keyboards and violin of Julian Cusack. The sound proposed by Spirogyra has its roots in folk rock but also embraces the progressive and psych rock of the so-called "Canterbury Sound".
Stalteri, Arturo: Andrè sulla Luna. Sony (88691989001) LP reissue of the debut solo album (79) by the mastermind behind the cult band Pierrot Lunaire. Street date: 13/04/12.
Status Quo: Dog Of Two Head. 71. Earmark LP (180 gr.) 42035. €16
Status Quo: Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo. Earmark. 180g LP + printed inner sleeve
The Stranglers: Apollo Revisited. Gatefold 2LP GET121. 1981
Stone The Crows: S/T. Akarma (180 gr.) AK286LP. 1969 debut album. Hard rock blues.
Stone The Crows: Ode To John Law. Akarma (180 gr.) AK290LP. Featuring the astonishing vocals of Maggie Bell, Britain's Top Girl Singer of 1972.
Stooges, The: Rubber. Get Back PIC. LP. GET033P. €16
Stormy Six: Un Biglietto Del Tram. Vinyl Magic VM 096 LP. 27/04/12. This classic album from 75 is finally back, here officially reissued for the very first time as a 180 gr. audiophile black vinyl, with a faithful reproduction of the original release artwork.
Stranglers, The: Apollo Revisited. 2LP (180 Gr.)Get Back GET121/2LP
Sugarhill Gang: S/T. Earmark. 180g LP
Sun Ra: Cosmos. Spalax. Release date: May 2004
Sun Ra: Blues Project. Universe. Picture LP
Sun Ra: Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra vol.1 + Vol. 2. Picture Discs LP 180 gram Get Back (GET 1004P & 1005P). 65. Considered to be one of Sun Ra's finest mid '60s recordings - moreover his quintessential - The Heliocentric Worlds saw Sun Ra conducting group improvisations of a music that is extraordinary, unique and without precedent. €16
Sun Ra: Hours After. High Quality Vinyl. €12
Sun Ra: Live at Montreux. High Quality Vinyl. 2LP €18
Sun Ra: It's After The End Of The ... High Quality Vinyl. €12
Sun Ra: Nothing Is. Get Back Picture Disc LP 180 Gr. (GET 1007P). This ESP-Disk' release was recorded during a tour of New York State colleges at the peak of the free-jazz revolution in 1966. €16
Sun Ra: Reflections In Blue. €12
Supertramp: Breakfast In America. €15
Szabo, Gabor: In Budapest. Moiras Records (MOIRAS007LP). Street date: 30/12/08. The Hungarian-born jazz guitar legend was at the peak of his career in 1974, when he first visited his abandoned homeland after 18 years of absence. He was invited by the Hungarian Television to record a few tracks with session musicians of his choice.
Tangerine Dream: Alpha Centauri. Earmark. 180g LP
Television: Adventure. 4 Men With Beards 180 gram LP (4M507). Adventure portrays the dreamier side of this groundbreaking 1970s band. €18
Teoremi, I: I Teoremi. AMS 45 LP. 07/10/11. Originally released in 1972 on the small Polaris label, this debut album with a sound strongly influenced by hard rock is now reissued as a perfect replica of the original, with a textured gatefold cover and a flap on the right side. The first 300 copies are printed on white vinyl. €25
Bob Theil: So Far. This is a vinyl only and a 2LP set featuring a bonus LP. Guerssen GUESS 029. Released in 1982, the album featured songs mostly written in the 70's and sounding just like that. Amazing songwriting and tremendous Floyd styled electric leads and backing band. Stunning musicianship, line-up features Jimmy Litherland (Colosseum, Jade) and Mark Brezicki (now with Procol Harum). The 2LP set includes the entire original album + 5 bonus tracks from the 1980 EP and 5 unreleased tracks written in the late 70's & early 80's but not recorded until 1984-1986. This is a strictly limited pressing of 500 copies in gorgeous gatefold cover, with newly remastered sound from the original mastertapes, nice insert with infos and linernotes by Bob Theil himself. €24
Three Monks: Neogothic Progressive Toccatas. Black Widow (BWR 132 LP). June 2011. A fantastic mix of 19th century classical romanticism and heavy prog, all centered around magnificent church organs!
Three Souls In My Mind: S/T. Therapeutic Records (THR-002). Dec. 09. Well known in Mexico as "El Tri", this band delivered some of the wildest 70's psychedelic hard-rock you'll ever have the chance to listen. Therapeutic Records brings you a selection of their absolute best, all recorded in 1970-71. Entirely sung in English with brutal screaming vocals, this is dirty sounding psych-rock with a bluesy edge, killer psych guitar all over and controversial lyrics. Some of the most amazing stuff coming from Central America!
Time Travellers: Chapters III & IV. Presence Records (PRELP-030). This is the 2nd opus released by this Finnish outfit mixing prog, space rock with the energy of a power rock trio
Tippett, Keith: Blueprint. Turning Point. 180g LP. €12
Tippett Group, Keith: You Are Here ... I Am There. AK338LP (180 Gr.). After a brief stint as guest pianist in King Crimson's first albums, Tippett produces this rare album, released only in the UK in 1970. The line-up includes Elton Dean on alto sax, Jeff Clyne on bass, Marc Charig on cornet and Nick Evans on trombone, Alan Jackson (formerly of the Mike Westbrook Orchestra) on drums. €16
Toots & The Maytals : Funky Kingston -Hq Vinyl- LP. €14,00
Torgue, Henry & Houppin, Serge: Docteur Labus. Spalax
Tosh, Peter: Equal Rights. LP. €14
Tosh, Peter: Legalize It. LP. €14
Toussaint, Allen: Life, Love and Faith. 4menwithbeards (4M213LP). 180 gr. LP. 29/03/12. 1972's Life, Love And Faith was Toussaint's first album for Reprise. While a soul record through and through, this effort from the multi-talented New Orleans native shares some of the singer/songwriter vibe of his contemporary labelmates, such as Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Lowell George and Little Feat. €17
Toussaint, Allen: Southern Nights. 4menwithbeards (4M214LP). 180 gr. LP. 29/03/12. This was Allen Toussaint's 1975 "swing for the fences" attempt at an all out masterpiece. Somewhat of a concept album, with reoccurring instrumental themes usually based on the title track popping up between songs, this album spawned at least two hits for other artists. €17
Tree People: S/T. Guerssen GUESS045. Street date: mid june 08. Hippie acid folk from Oregon, USA. Very clean production, with an Eastern flavour noticeable in many passages, calling for acoustic guitars, varied percussions and flutes, while the strong vocals of Stephen Cohen finalize the picture. Remastered sound from masters, has insert with rare photos. €17
Trees: Live! Klint (MJJ341LP). Street date: 31/05/12. Extremely rare live in studio recordings of one of England’s most superlative female-fronted acid folk bands, recorded in 1971 and 1972 with DJ Bob Harris for BBC Radio 1. Formed in London in 1969, Trees have been likened to a more psychedelic Fairport Convention. These are mostly tracks that never appeared on either one of their studio albums (The Garden Of Jane Delawney and On The Shore both released on CBS in 1970), making it an especially significant addition for collectors. €15
Trettiåriga Kriget: Efter Efter. Mellotronen. 15/08/11. This album concludes the trilogy that began with "The Fire of Years" in 2004, Trettioåriga Kriget's amazingly strong comeback after twenty years. Vinyl edition (MELLOLP10) or multicoloured limited vinyl edition (MELLOLP10COL)
Turner, Ike & Tina: In Person. GET 8043LP. Live from 1969
Tyler, Charles: Ensemble. €12
Tyler, Chris: Eastern Man Alone. High Quality Vinyl. €12
UB 40: Signing Off. LP. €14
Uno: S/T (VMLP 109). When Osanna disbanded, two of their members went to form the new group UNO, this was in 1974. That same year, they released their only album, musically quite similar to the late Osanna prog-folk sound. New reissue with the original gatefold cover, replica of the labels and 180 grams vinyl.
L'Uovo Di Colombo: S/T. AMSLP18. street date: 20/10/2010. Never reissued on vinyl before, here's a great sounding 180g high quality vinyl of the sole album released in 1973 by this Italian super group, with the very good voice of Toni Gionta , later singer in Cherry Five. He is backed by a keyboard/bass/drums trio in perfect Le Orme style, with occasional use of acoustic and electric guitar. €20
Upsetters: Scratch The Upsetter Again. Earmark LP 180 Gr. 43045. One of the many outfits with behind the name a certain Lee Perry! The grooves are relaxing, Dave Barker's vocals superb and spaced out in Perry's trademark dub-imaginary science fiction soundtrack sound. €17
Uriah Heep: Salisbury. Earmark. 180g LP
Uriah Heep: Demons And Wizards. Earmark gatefold LP (180 gr.). 4th album from 1972
Uriah Heep: Sweet Freedom. Earmark gatefold LP 180 gram (EA41056LP). Album from 73.
Utopia: Adventures In Utopia LP €12,00
Utopia: Anthology '74-'85. 2 LP. €15,00
Utopia: Deface The Music. LP. €12,00
Van Der Graaf Generator: H To He, Who Am The Only One. Four Men with Beards (4M217LP). Dec. 2011. 180 gram gatefold LP reissue. Originally released on Charisma in 1970, this is the 3rd album from Peter Hammill's legendary British prog group. €17
Van Der Graaf Generator: Pawn Hearts. Four Men with Beards (4M218LP). Dec. 2011. 180 gram gatefold LP reissue. Released in 1971 and 4th album from the band, Pawn Hearts is an absolute classic of British progressive and cosmic space rock. €17
Van Der Graaf Generator: The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other. Four Men with Beards (4M216LP). Dec. 2011. 180 gram gatefold LP reissue. Released in 1970, it is technically the 2nd Van Der Graaf Generator album, but is the first with the full band. Recorded in late 1969 at the cutting edge Trident Studios. €17
Various Artists: Mods Mayday '79. Earmark. Picture Disc
Various Artists: Uptown Top Ranking: Joe Gibbs Reggae Productions 1970-80. Earmark. Gatefold 2LP
Gibbs was one of the most successful and influential producers in Reggae Music.
Various Artists: Skinhead Revolt. Earmark. Printed inner sleeve
Showcasing the sound that became known as "Skinhead Reggae", this compilation brings together the songs that British skinheads came to claim as their own; reggae artists showed their appreciation by writing songs especially tailored to their skinhead public.
Van Der Graaf Generator : Aerosol Grey Machine. LP. €15,00
Veloso, Caetano: Caetano Veloso. Lilith Dig-A-Log LR337. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. Originally released in 1968, Caetano Veloso’s debut album did for Brazilian music what the Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers did for rock & roll, giving birth to the soon-to-be Tropicalia movement, which fused Brazilian music with pop, psychedelia and social awareness. €16
Velvet Underground: Live in Dallas, TX: 28 October 1969. B13 (B158). 03/05/12. 140 gr. vinyl – clear Purple vinyl in transparent PVC sleeve with yellow lettering; limited edition of 500 copies. Some of the material included here was once released on the Velvet Underground Live album, but with a bad audio quality, due to Mercury’s use of third or fourth generation tapes. However, the first generation tapes have since resurfaced and the difference in sound quality (heard here) is a welcome one! €16
Venom: The Seven Gates of Hell. Earmark. (Singles 1980-85) 180g 2LP
Video Adventures: Camera In Focus. Spalax
Von, Ronnie: A Misteriosa Luta de Reino de Parassempre Contra o Império de Nuncamais. RVLP0133 (Renovaçao). Finally available, on LP only, here is the 2nd album of the amazing trilogy by Brazilian star Ronnie
Von. This is a collection of 12 psychedelic pop songs, with unique arrangements and songwriting, featuring violins, reverse guitars, brass, piano and psychedelic effects. €16
Von, Ronnie: A Maquina Voadora. RVLP0134 (Renovaçao). Last part of the trilogy. Reissued on vinyl for the first time, with insert containing lyrics to all songs (not present on the original release!) Limited to 500 copies. €16
Was (Not Was): Out Come The Freaks. ZE Records (ZEREC.LP 05). 1981. €17
Waters, Muddy: Down On Stovall's Plantation" + bonus tracks. Universe UV111LP (180 gr.). More than a historical document, Down On Stovall's Plantation hinges on those mythical 1941-42 recordings that best detail the distinctive Chicago Style that Muddy Waters implemented as his own interpretation of blues. Includes bonus tracks and previously unreleased versions.
Wilson, Delroy: Worth your Weight In Gold. Earmark.
This album, originally released in 1984, and recorded at Channel One and mixed at Joe Gibbs and Treasure Isle studios, features six excellent fully extended tunes, all featuring the unbeatable dms & bass of Sly & Robbie. Original artwork.
Waits, Tom: The Early Years Vol. 1. GET637 LP (180 Gr.). This album collects early demos recorded by a 21 years old Tom Waits in 1971, 2 years before the release of his first album, Closing Time. Here Waits accompanies himself on piano or guitar in a solo performance.
Waits, Tom: Swordfishtrombone. 2LP. €18,00
Web: I, Spider. AK 336 LP. (180gr.). One of the hidden jewels of British prog, led by the prominent Hammond playing of Dave Lawson (soon to be member of Greenslade). €16
Who, The: Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970. Earmark gatefold 3LP (180 gram). Cat. No: 42043. This triple LP includes many of the songs from Tommy, but also many crowd-pleasing classics and a few obscure tracks as well. Great sound quality and band energy!
Waterloo: First Battle. Guerssen (GUESS 061). Street date: 02/09/09. Originally released in 1970, this is the sole output by the Belgian band, blending progressive rock and heavy prog, with an obvious Jethro Tull influence. This first ever official vinyl reissue offers high quality standards including an insert with extensive liners and photos.
Wicked Minds: Visioni, Deliri e Illusioni. Black Widow BWR 136 LP. June 2011. See description for the CD edition at the top of this page!
Wilson, Steven: Catalogue / Preserve / Amass. May 2012. Strictly limited to 2000 copies, here's an album of live recordings made during Wilson's solo tour in October 2011. Side two of the album is filled by one track, the 23 minutes long "Raider II"
Wilson, Steven: Unreleased Electronic Music. Burning Shed. Second black vinyl edition of this deluxe 2 LP reissue of the long out of print CDR, including one 9 minute bonus track. Comes in a full-colour gatefold sleeve designed by Lasse Hoile, featuring an SW self-portrait photograph on the front. A collection of music recorded by SW between 1990-2003 in an electronic vein that did not find a home in any of his other projects.
Womack, Bobby: Fly Me To the Moon. GET8038LP. Recorded in 1969 at the American Sound Studios in Memphis
Wonder, Stevie: Down To Earth. Lilith 180 gram LP LR122 (also available as digipack CD). Originally released in 1966 (when Stevie was only 16) as the follow up album to Stevie's second number one hit "Uptight". €16
X Ray Spex: Germfree Adolescents. Earmark. Picture Disc
The Yardbirds: Early Yardbirds. (180 Gr.).
The Yardbirds: Featuring Jeff Beck - London 1964-65, NY-Memphis-Chicago 1965, London 1966. LP (180 gr.)
The Yardbirds: Five Live Yardbirds. Picture disc LP 180 gram Get Back GET556 P. This is the complete, original album released in 1964, with a creative additional touch: we took the photo of the group from the first Columbia album and inserted in within the graphic design of the collectable Epic release. €17
The Yardbirds: For Your Love, Heart Full Of Soul & Others. Picture disc LP 180 gram Get Back GET566 P. A collection of their early hit singles compiled by manager Giorgio Gomelsky, with Eric Clapton (although he gets no mention on the original LP) playing lead guitar on almost every track. €17
The Yardbirds: Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds. Get Back Rock. LP 180 gram GET 547LP. €16. Now also available as Picture Disc 180 Gr. (GET547 P) for €17
The Yardbirds: Live Blueswailing July '64. Earmark gatefold LP. For the first time on vinyl, this recently discovered live Yardbirds set was recorded prior to their amazing Five Live Yardbirds debut album and definitely adds to the band's already legendary status
The Yardbirds: Live in Stockholm April 4, 1967. B13 (B162). Street date: 23/08/12. 140 gr. LP on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve with black lettering & blue label (limited edition 500 copies). €16
The Yardbirds: Over Under Sideways Down. Picture disc LP 180 gram Get Back GET559 P. This is the classic American version of "The Yardbirds" (aka Roger The Engineer) 1966 studio album. Jeff Beck is the guitar hero on all 14 mono tracks. €17
Yellowman: Yellow Fever. Earmark LP 180 Gr. This collection is a definitive guide to the early years of Jamaica's first DJ superstar.
Yves, Serge & Victor: Cagibi. Guerssen (GUESS039). LP. Mega-rare private pressing from France, 1975, with only 300 copies made. Pretty unknown album, and a killer!!! Nothing you would expect from a French record, really….this is 100% USA early 70's sounding stuff, West Coast folk-rock with a psychedelic edge, CSNY feel, acoustic & electric guitars, some fierce fuzz assaults, English vocals… an incredible discovery! The original pressing came with plain white cover, and a few copies were later pasted-on with a few very low quality photos. For this reissue, we have used that paste-on collage, and added some more stuff in the back-cover with photos from Serge's archive. Fully remastered sound, linernotes and limited to 500 copies.
Yvosky, Fernando: Dos Mundos. GDRLP0705. Street date late August 08. Great and ultra rare mellow symphonic concept album from Venezuela, with reminiscences of PFM or Genesis, originally released in 1975. Fantastic remastered sound and nice carton covers. Limited to 400 copies only, coming in top quality exact replica covers of the original albums and great remastered sound. €16
Zanov: In Course Of Time. Spalax.
Zauber: S/T. MU (MU104). Deluxe LP. This is their brilliant, impossible to get first album, from 1978. It was a 500 units pressing, locally distributed by the small label MU. It's a truly fantastic album whose sound is compared to Pierrot Lunaire and the album features 7 nice songs with acoustic guitar, keyboards and a strong use of flute. This wonderful, very very rare album had never been reissued on vinyl before, so this is a very welcome release for all Italian progressive lovers. Label's replica, 180g vinyl and with the original printed inner sleeve.
Zem: S/T. PAT Records (PAT-004 LP). 2008. Newer Spanish prog outfit, offering here a music with a strong jazz-rock flavour, sustained by a very efficient rhythm section; the originality comes from the choice of vibraphone as main solo instrument, battling with sax and flute or guitars (including synth guitar), performed by the band's leader. €18
Zzebra: S/T. Sireena Records (SIR4017). Street date: 20/08/12. 180 gr. LP reissue of this album from 1974, between jazz-rock and art rock, added a decent shot of Nigerian folk music; with ex members of brassy band If!
Øresund Space Collective: Entering into the Space Country. Kommun 216. 15/06/11. This is the 3rd vinyl and 10th proper release by the Øresund Space Collective, the first to feature guitarist Claus Bøhling (Hurdy Gurdy, Secret Oyster, Elektrum) who joined them in the studio. A huge jam party with 4 to 5 guitarists present plus other instruments too. There are a lot of guitar interactions and great melodic lines and solos by all.
Øresund Space Collective: Live at Roadburn 2010. Space Rock Productions (SRP03). 2LP. This is the 9th release by the space rock band from the Øresund region in Scandinavia, featuring members of Copenhagen and Malmö. Opening the Roadburn Festival on April 15th 2010, they delivered a totally improvised music for a packed audience of fans and enthusiastic lovers of psychedelic rock.
Øresund Space Collective: West, Space And Love. Street date: 03/08/12. LP limited edition (500 copies) of an album recorded on October 10-11th, 2009 at the Space Station Studio CPH, Copenhagen.
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